One of the Commission's main charges - and probably the principal
reason this Commission was approved by the Oklahoma Legislature
- is to coordinate safety activities. The Commission's safety programs
range from training and education for propane marketers and employees
to materials that encourage the safe use of propane. One such activity
is the regulator rebate program. This Commission was the first agency
in the country to offer a regulator rebate. The Commission provides
$30 to help replace any out-of-date or faulty regulator. Although
propane accidents are rare, faulty regulators are often the cause.
Since 1997, the Commission has provided nearly 28,000 regulator
rebates equaling almost $800,000.
The latest propane safety advisory comes in the form of a brochure
produced by the Propane Education and Research Council and made
available at no cost by the LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety
Commission. The 8-panel brochure folds to fit inside a #10 envelope and
includes important safety information including a scratch and sniff feature
designed to familiarize customers with the smell of propane. Customers
and marketers can order copies of the brochure by contacting the LP Gas
Commission or by using the order form available on this website.
safety program features the Commission's "Don't
Get Caught Out of Gas" brochures.
This brochure explains how to read your propane tank gauge and encourages
customers not to run out of gas. Out-of-gas calls are not only inconvenient,
since a safety check must be conducted, it is also dangerous. Since
1997, the Commission has distributed through propane marketers more
than 300,000 out-of-gas brochures free of charge.
OPD, It's the Law, explains the new
safety device required by Oklahoma statutes. As of January 1, 2003,
all propane cylinders 4 lbs. to 40 lbs. must be equipped with an
OPD. This brochure explains the way an OPD works and why it is now
a requirement. It is available either through the Commission or
through a local propane marketer. Thus far, 124,000 have been provided
free of charge.
The Commission also provides the Form 4 Safety Check in triplicate
at no charge to propane marketers. These forms make safety checks
that much easier. As each of the triplicate pages indicates, its
either the LP Gas Administration's copy, the dealer copy, or the
customer copy. The customer copy also features a safety/duty-to-warn
notice. Thus far, more than 200,000 have been provided to propane
dealers free of charge.
The Commission is also active in the training and education of
propane marketers and their employees. Each year, the Commission
coordinates five management safety seminars and is involved in the
planning and programming of several fire schools.