Propane Equipment Helps Workers Reduce Harmful Emissions

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new webpage dedicated to carbon monoxide (CO) safety and indoor air quality. The effort is intended to help raise awareness for CO Safety Month, recognized in November.

The webpage, located at Propane.com, is designed to educate visitors on propane’s emissions benefits across several industries, such as light construction and material handling. The available resources include a motion graphics video, an infographic outlining the signs of CO exposure, and emissions comparisons of propane equipment versus diesel- and gasoline-powered applications.

“According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one of the most common sources of CO exposure in the workplace is the internal combustion engine,” said Matt McDonald, director of off-road business development at PERC. “That said, we’re excited to use this webpage to reach pros working around internal combustion engine-powered equipment—including propane equipment—to educate them on the dangers of CO, the signs of CO poisoning, and how different fuels used on-site can affect their risk.”

PERC emphasizes whether used for indoor-use material handling and concrete finishing equipment or outdoor applications, propane provides a clean, safe alternative to gasoline- and diesel-powered small-engine job site applications since propane-powered equipment reduces the amount of harmful emissions workers are exposed to, including CO.

To learn more, visit Propane.com/Propane-Keeps-Air-Cleaner.

SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, November 5, 2020. Weekly Propane Newsletter subscribers receive all the latest posted and spot prices from major terminals and refineries around the U.S. delivered to inboxes every week. Receive a center spread of posted prices with hundreds of postings updated each week, along with market analysis, insightful commentary, and much more not found elsewhere.