Consumer Safety

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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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Learn what propane smells like. Propane retailers have scratch-and-sniff pamphlets to help your family recognize its distinctive odor.

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Change or clean furnace filters regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.

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Know where gas lines are located, so you won't damage them when digging or working in the yard.

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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:
     

  1.  A “Gas System Check” which can be completed on the gas delivery system, including the containers, regulators, and appurtenances; and
     

  2. 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.