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Propane Safety - What You Need to Know

Posted on Wed, Jun 09, 2021 @ 08:00 AM

Propane is a safe and clean burning heating option and has very little impact on the environment but, like any fuel source, it is not without risks and must be managed with care.

Download the Canadian Propane Association's safety brochure.

One issue you may experience is a propane leak. While they are not common, they can happen and you want to be sure you are prepared. The following will help you understand how to identify a leak and what you should do to avoid a propane fire.

Identifying a Propane Leak Propane is known for having an incredibly potent smell, similar to that of rotten eggs or a dead animal. This is done on purpose. Propane is virtually odourless by nature, so manufacturers add the smell, making it easier for you and your family to identify a leak. Make sure that everyone in your home recognizes this smell so that they can take the necessary precautions.

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Topics: Propane Safety

Do's and Don'ts of Operating a Propane BBQ

Posted on Tue, Jun 08, 2021 @ 11:11 AM

One of the favourite things of spring and summer is getting outside to enjoy the great weather with a meal hot off the BBQ. If you haven't already done so, I'm sure it's on your mind to get your BBQ cleaned up of winter dust and debris, so that you can get grilling.

We'd like to share with you some safety tips from The Canadian Propane Association.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Safety

BBQ Safety Tips from the Canadian Propane Association

Posted on Wed, Apr 21, 2021 @ 10:33 AM

It's barbecue season at last and we'd like to share some safety tips from The Canadian Propane Association.

While propane barbecues are fast, clean and convenient, they do require some maintenance and a few basic precautions. A little extra care and these few simple precautions should ensure the safe and enjoyable operation of your barbecue.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Safety

Carbon Monoxide Safety - Where to Place Detectors

Posted on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 04:09 PM

As often is the case in the winter, the news has carried some tragic stories about carbon monoxide poisoning.  According to a recent GlobalNews article, "the OPP and Office of the Chief Coroner have issued a warning about “the  dangers of sitting inside a running vehicle for extended periods of time.”  Police say that in older vehicles, small leaks can develop in the exhaust system and potentially lead to a deadly build-up of carbon monoxide inside the vehicle."

Along with carbon monoxide from car exhaust, homeowners need to protect themselves from carbon monoxide leaks from fuel burning furnaces and other heating sources.

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Topics: Propane Safety

Safety Defines Today’s Propane Industry

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ 02:42 PM

The spring edition of Energized, the official magazine of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) contains an interesting article by Helen Murphy, “It’s Everywhere - From Sourcing to Shipping, Installing and Converting, Safety Defines the Culture of Today’s Propane Industry.

I was pleased to speak with Helen about the topic and would like to share the article with you.

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Topics: Propane Safety

Safety Tips for Using Propane on Your Construction Site

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 @ 01:55 PM

Building season is proceeding despite the recent economic lock-down, and propane is a portable fuel supply of choice on construction projects across the province. Let’s look at some best practices for propane safety on the job site.

First, here are some facts about propane safety:

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Topics: Propane Safety

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