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What is a ‘qualified agency’? Posted on 04 Mar 2024 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy explains what "qualified agency" means, how the designation applies during a trial and why it matters for propane marketers. Read more»

How to manage emergency situations Posted on 25 Dec 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

To manage emergency situations, propane marketers should know that explosion risks do not include injuries to first responders. Read more»

Dealing with risk in propane delivery Posted on 30 Oct 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Reducing your risk in propane delivery should always start with an understanding of where your risks lie. Read more»

Steps to take when competitors fill your leased tanks Posted on 31 Aug 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy offers suggestions to protect company property when you come across a competitor filling your leased propane tanks. Read more»

Understand vicarious liability when contracting Posted on 20 Jul 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

One way that some states increase risk exposure is through vicarious liability, when the work involves abnormally dangerous or inherently dangerous work. Read more»

3 insurance mistakes to avoid Posted on 05 Jun 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

To reduce the likelihood of a costly error, propane marketers should understand these three pitfalls when dealing with insurance companies. Read more»

Plan for a safe handoff on job sites Posted on 16 Feb 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

John McCoy advises propane marketers to acknowledge shared responsibility and communicate effectively with their teams and vendors to finish a job safely. Read more»

Set underground lines safely Posted on 02 Jan 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Propane marketers routinely set new systems at residential, commercial and industrial customer locations. Follow these steps to avoid striking a utility. Read more»

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»