Propane Safety Program OLE




 This training course offers basic and general instruction on how to work with portable propane cylinders safely. It briefly covers the physical and chemical properties of propane, the different types and sizes of its cylinders, and its various commercial and industrial uses. This course also covers various hazards associated with its use.

Who Needs Propane Safety Training?

The course is for personnel who handle, operate or work in areas where propane cylinders are used, stored, transported, inspected, and filled.

Course Outline

Introduction to propane

  • What is propane
  • Physical characteristics
  • Chemical characteristics
  • Commercial uses
  • Industrial uses

Propane cylinders

  • Types
  • Characteristics
  • Sizes
  • Parts

Hazards of Using Propane

  • Fire
  • Asphyxiation
  • Frostbite
  • High pressure
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Nitrogen oxide toxicity
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)

Hazard control measures

  • Engineering controls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe practices
  • Handling
  • Refilling
  • Disposal

Emergency protocols

  • First aid measures
  • Inhalational exposure
  • Direct skin contact
  • Direct eye contact