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Propane is a very safe fuel. But as with any energy source, there are a few things to know and steps to take to further ensure your safety.
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General Safety Tips
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Learn what propane smells like. Propane retailers have scratch-and-sniff pamphlets to help your family recognize its distinctive odor.
Change or clean furnace filters regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.
Know where gas lines are located, so you won't damage them when digging or working in the yard.
Don't store cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids near a gas-burning appliance where vapors could be ignited by the pilot light.
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Industry Safety Standards and Safeguards for Propane Use
GAS Check® is an inspection program developed by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), and funded by PERC that provides guidelines to technicians on how to perform two different types of residential safety inspections:
A “Gas System Check” which can be completed on the gas delivery system, including the containers, regulators, and appurtenances; and
A “Gas Appliance System Check” which includes all of the items of a “Gas Systems Check” as well as on all propane-burning appliances. GAS Check® also educates homeowners on the safe use of propane and the maintenance of propane appliances.
The Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) developed by NPGA and funded by PERC is a training program used extensively throughout the country by people involved in the handling of propane, equipment, and appliances.