Industrial Safety Tips

Jan 27, 2020

Propane Safety

Ensuring the safety of your industrial facility is of utmost importance. At Barrett Propane Prescott, we prioritize the well-being and security of your workplace. Follow these essential propane safety tips to maintain a secure environment:

1. Proper Storage and Handling

When dealing with propane cylinders or tanks, it is crucial to store and handle them with care. Always keep propane cylinders upright to prevent leaks. Store them in well-ventilated areas away from flammable materials. Additionally, ensure that cylinders are properly secured to prevent them from tipping over.

2. Regular Inspections

Regularly inspect your propane storage and distribution system for any signs of damage or wear. Check for leaks, rust, or loose connections. Conducting routine inspections can help detect potential safety hazards and address them promptly.

3. Employee Training

Train your employees on proper propane handling procedures and safety protocols. Educate them about the potential risks associated with propane usage and how to prevent accidents. Emphasize the importance of following manufacturer guidelines and industry best practices.

4. Fire Prevention

Fire prevention is crucial in any industrial setting. When using propane, ensure that open flames or sparks are kept away from the storage area. Implement proper fire prevention measures such as installing fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and fire alarms in strategic locations.

Regulatory Compliance

Complying with industrial safety regulations is essential to avoid penalties and ensure the well-being of your employees. At Barrett Propane Prescott, we assist you in understanding and implementing regulatory compliance measures:

1. Familiarize Yourself with Regulations

Stay up-to-date with the latest industrial safety regulations and codes specific to your industry. Familiarize yourself with local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure complete compliance.

2. Conduct Regular Safety Audits

Regularly perform safety audits to identify any gaps or non-compliance issues. Address them promptly and implement appropriate corrective actions. Engage with safety professionals and consultants, if necessary, to assist in conducting thorough audits.

3. Employee Safety Training Programs

Educate your employees through comprehensive safety training programs. Ensure they understand the importance of adhering to safety regulations and the potential consequences of non-compliance. Encourage a safety-conscious culture within your organization.

Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for emergencies is crucial to minimize risks and ensure the safety of your employees. Implement the following emergency preparedness measures:

1. Develop Emergency Response Plans

Create detailed emergency response plans that outline actions to be taken in various emergency situations. Include procedures for evacuations, medical emergencies, fire incidents, and propane-related incidents. Regularly review and update these plans.

2. Emergency Equipment and First Aid Kits

Equip your facility with necessary emergency equipment, including first aid kits, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and proper ventilation systems. Ensure that all emergency equipment is easily accessible and regularly maintained.

3. Conduct Drills and Training Exercises

Regularly practice emergency drills and training exercises to ensure that employees are familiar with emergency procedures. Conduct simulated scenarios to test response times and identify areas for improvement.


Prioritizing industrial safety is crucial for the smooth and secure operation of your facility. By following propane safety guidelines, complying with regulations, and being prepared for emergencies, you can create a safe environment for your employees and mitigate potential risks. At Barrett Propane Prescott, we provide comprehensive support and guidance to help you establish and maintain a culture of safety at your workplace.