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Sell safety as a value rather than an expense Posted on 28 Sep 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

My vacation time at the cabin this summer has opened my eyes to a few safety analogies. In fishing, the phrase “tight lines” means leaving no slack in the line,... Read more»

How after-hours out-of-gas situation turns troublesome for marketer Posted on 07 Sep 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured & Safety and Training categories.

They say the best attorneys can successfully argue both sides of a case. However, it is apparent today that the media and social politics clearly influence liability issues. Outcomes of... Read more»

Take steps to establish proper training and compliance procedures Posted on 31 Jul 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured & Safety and Training categories.

We never really see the light until we feel the heat. Such heat can leave propane marketers singing the blues. After an accident, many layers of legal interests and bureaucracy... Read more»

Consider how you communicate propane safety messages to customers Posted on 07 Jul 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured & Safety and Training categories.

While attending the 2015 National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in April, I had the opportunity to listen to many excellent presentations and educational sessions.... Read more»

Prioritize safety as you advise propane grill purchases, preparations Posted on 15 May 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured & Safety and Training categories.

My old propane grill died last fall. I went to clean it and potentially replace the burners when the whole bottom fell out from rust. So I hauled it to... Read more»

Saying something to eliminate risk acts as important industry strategy Posted on 04 May 2015 in the Current Issue & Safety and Training categories.

On any given day, we can Google some kind of incident involving propane. In addition to the old stuff on plaintiff attorney websites, actual current accidents pop up in the... Read more»

Values are vital in developing safety leaders at your company Posted on 30 Mar 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured & Safety and Training categories.

The phrase “It’s the safety way” underscores the importance of values in achieving profitable growth through leadership. When I use the phrase, I’m referring to a standard of conduct that... Read more»

The physical presence of a leader can prevent accidents on the job Posted on 07 Mar 2015 in the Current Issue & Safety and Training categories.

Leadership can be an isolating position, especially when safety is at stake. With so much on their plates, leaders and managers sometimes hide from the very purpose of their position... Read more»

Celebrating a career based on serving and protecting industry members Posted on 29 Dec 2014 in the Current Issue & National Propane Gas Association & Safety and Training categories.

Like the rising and setting sun, we all have people in our lives on whom we can count. They lead by example and shed light on how to do what... Read more»

Are you doing your part to keep equipment safe, reliable in the field? Posted on 26 Nov 2014 in the Current Issue & Featured & Safety and Training categories.

Hundreds of millions of small propane cylinders are inspected, properly filled and put into safe use every year. These inspections are important, as manufacturers, wholesale suppliers, retail refillers, exchange cabinet... Read more»