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Beware the risks of negligent hiring Posted on 17 Nov 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy uses a recent murder case as an example to stress the need for diligent employment practices by propane retailers. Read more»

Avoid contractual loopholes Posted on 02 Sep 2022 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Contractual indemnity may not fully protect your business. John McCoy explains the process with a recent lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania court. Read more»

Criminal charges may accompany civil litigation Posted on 14 Jul 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

A criminal charge may accompany a civil charge in high-profile incidents, according to John McCoy, who breaks down criminal prosecution risks. Read more»

Risks, requirements of temporary heat locations Posted on 12 May 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Temporary heat installations, like at construction sites or festivals, are governed by their own code provisions and carry some unique risks. Read more»

Propane system red tags ensure safety Posted on 10 Mar 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy evaluates the best practices for tagging propane systems and explains why red tags ensure safety for everyone involved. Read more»

Focus on safety and avoid out-of-control damages Posted on 03 Feb 2022 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy reviews a profound change to the litigation landscape and drives home why the best defense is to put safety first and always. Read more»

Propane supplier dismissed from lawsuit Posted on 18 Nov 2021 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

A lawsuit decision involving wholesaler CHS and propane retailer Tri-Energy Cooperative enforces gas detectors need not be sold with propane. Read more»

Missouri court strikes down contractual indemnity in gas explosion Posted on 01 Nov 2021 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

In 2013, a natural gas line was accidentally struck during cross-directional boring for the installation of fiber-optic cables in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more»

Cyberattacks a growing threat Posted on 17 Jun 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

The Colonial Pipeline shutdown serves as a wake-up call for propane industry action to be proactive in finding ways to minimize cybersecurity threats. Read more»

Accident brings safety directive into focus Posted on 27 Apr 2021 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

An accident involving a propane delivery driver and his bobtail emphasizes the importance of chock blocks to keep employees and customers safe. Read more»