Propane Safety

Propane Safety

What is Propane?

Propane is a hydrocarbon (C3H8) and is sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas, LP-gas or LPG. Propane is produced from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining.The Axmen only sells premium propane, guaranteeing your satisfaction


Propane Certification

The propane industry is engaged in ongoing efforts to increase safety in the handling, use, and maintenance of propane and propane equipment:The Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) is a nationally recognized training program for people involved in the handling of propane, as well as propane equipment and appliances. The CETP is being used extensively throughout the country and is continually expanded and updated.

In 2002, the PERC developed the Compliance Program consolidating all federal OSHA, DOT, and EPA compliance information in one, easy-to-understand program. The Compliance Program consists of two key components: A guidebook and an accompanying curriculum handbook. The guidebook takes information published by OSHA, DOT, and the EPA and puts it into simple, concrete explanations of what is required of propane marketers for regulatory compliance. The training handbook, along with an interactive CD, educates propane marketers and their employees on the handling and transporting of propane in accordance with OSHA and DOT regulations.

In 2002, NPGA, with funding from PERC, developed a comprehensive training program for America’s public safety agencies and propane retailers. The educational package includes a 220-page textbook, Propane Emergencies, which was sent free to all U.S. fire departments. The objectives of the emergency response program are to increase the level of responder safety, improve efficiency to mitigate emergencies and to encourage propane marketers and local emergency responders to develop working relationships before an accident occurs.

Each year, thousands of industry employees and firefighters attend industry-sponsored service and safety schools. The sessions provide important training in quickly controlling and safely handling a propane emergency.


Safety Starts with Education!

The propane industry is engaged in ongoing efforts to increase safety in the handling, use, and maintenance of propane and propane equipment:The Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) is a nationally recognized training program for people involved in the handling of propane, as well as propane equipment and appliances. The CETP is being used extensively throughout the country and is continually expanded and updated.

In 2002, the PERC developed the Compliance Program consolidating all federal OSHA, DOT, and EPA compliance information in one, easy-to-understand program. The Compliance Program consists of two key components: A guidebook and an accompanying curriculum handbook. The guidebook takes information published by OSHA, DOT, and the EPA and puts it into simple, concrete explanations of what is required of propane marketers for regulatory compliance. The training handbook, along with an interactive CD, educates propane marketers and their employees on the handling and transporting of propane in accordance with OSHA and DOT regulations.

In 2002, NPGA, with funding from PERC, developed a comprehensive training program for America’s public safety agencies and propane retailers. The educational package includes a 220-page textbook, Propane Emergencies, which was sent free to all U.S. fire departments. The objectives of the emergency response program are to increase the level of responder safety, improve efficiency to mitigate emergencies and to encourage propane marketers and local emergency responders to develop working relationships before an accident occurs.

Each year, thousands of industry employees and firefighters attend industry-sponsored service and safety schools. The sessions provide important training in quickly controlling and safely handling a propane emergency.

 

Source: National Propane Gas Association/Propane Education & Research Council (2003)