Propane safety tips safeguard construction sites

October 14, 2020 By    

In honor of Construction Safety Week in September, the Propane Education & Research Council created a collection of resources to support safety measures in the construction industry. The new resources include a variety of safety tips related to propane-powered light construction equipment, which is commonplace on many construction sites. Some of the safety tips include:

  • Make sure everyone on the site is familiar with propane safety procedures and knows how to identify a propane leak.
  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can include headache, dizziness, weakness, chest pain and confusion.
  • If you are using temporary propane heaters and equipment in an enclosed indoor area, make sure that equipment is designed for indoor use.
  • Keep temporary propane cylinders at least 10 ft. from ignition sources, combustible materials (including lumber and brush), air intakes and building structures.
  • Always keep portable cylinders in the upright position on a flat, stable, fireproof base.
  • When refilling cylinders on-site, safely do so outdoors, or in an approved filling area, with the proper personal protective equipment.

The full collection of safety materials can be found at

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