Safety

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 The Commission provides $30 to help replace any out-of-date or faulty regulator.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.

Another 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.

 

The rules regarding requirements for OPDs have changed. Click for more information.

 

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.

 

 

 

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Oklahoma LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Commission
6412 N Santa Fe Ave, Suite C
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-9111
405-879-9828 :: fax 405-879-0304
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