2019

Handling Out-of-Gas Situations
Learn what to do when a situation is called in by a customer, when a situation is detected during a routine service call, and much more.
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Venting Systems Inspection

One of the most important components of an appliance system is the venting system. The key word is “system,” as the design, application and materials used all work in conjunction with each other. If one of the components fail, the entire system will more than likely fail. Learn how to optimize your visual inspection and avoid system failure.
Conducting Regulator Performance Tests
When a gas appliance is turned on, gas flows through the line to the appliance where it is burned. The regulator ensures that the proper amount of gas is flowing to the appliance and that the pressure is not too high or too low. Learn how to perform the appropriate "Flow & Lock-Up Tests" to ensure regulators are performing well.
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Inspecting and Labeling Cylinders
Safely inspecting portable cylinders is an important job that requires training and following specific procedures. Customers are often not aware of cylinder inspection and requalification requirements and you may have to refuse to fill their cylinder. The safety of yourself, the customer, and the public should not be compromised. Learn how to keep everyone safe by properly inspecting and labeling cylinders.
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Heat Hazards
Hot weather can make us uncomfortable, and as the temperature rises, there are hot-weather-related conditions we should be aware of. Nearly 70 percent of Americans have been involved in some type of summer emergency. Some of the more serious summer emergencies result from the heat. Learn how to identify hypothermia and other heat-related illnesses and what can be done to prevent them.
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Fire Extinguishers Par 1
The portable fire extinguisher, one of the most common fire-protection appliances in use today, is found in fixed facilities and on propane vehicles. A portable fire extinguisher is excellent to use on incipient (beginning) fires. In many cases, a portable extinguisher with a trained operator can extinguish a small fire before the fire department arrives. This month we will cover the requirements, rating system, and inspection of a portable fire extinguisher. Learn more here.
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Fire Extinguishers Part 2
Fire safety should be a major concern of all propane employees. It is important that employees be properly trained in the use of extinguishers before an incident occurs. Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) requirements state that employees must have fire extinguisher training yearly. As a continuation of June 2017 Safety Meeting, this month we will cover the proper selection and use of a portable fire extinguisher. Learn more here.
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Heat Hazards
Hot weather can make us uncomfortable, and as the temperature rises, there are hot-weather-related conditions we should be aware of. Nearly 70 percent of Americans have been involved in some type of summer emergency. Some of the more serious summer emergencies result from the heat. Learn how to identify hypothermia and other heat-related illnesses and what can be done to prevent them.
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Pressure Test
The term “pressure test” is generally used to designate a test, over a specific period of time, performed as prescribed in the applicable NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) code, at the time of installation and before pressure regulators and appliances are connected. The pressure test normally is conducted once, prior to initial operation of the piping system, and again only when the piping system is modified. A pressure test is an operation performed to verify the gastight integrity of gas piping following its installation or modification. Learn suggested procedures for pressure testing and much more in this safety meeting topic!
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Leak Check
The leak check is a vital operation to ensure the gas system is leak free. We still have unnecessary incidents with disastrous results caused by propane employees failing to do a leak check. NEVER omit a leak check.
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Archived Safety Meeting Topics

All safety meeting topics prior to 2019.