A series of one-page safety guides covering a variety of topics related to the safe use of propane and propane-powered equipment on the farm is now available from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
Each safety guide provides important information about code and training requirements, specific hazards, and special safety considerations. Individual safety guide topics include:
- Propane Safety on the Farm
- Safety for Transport Delivery
- Using Farm Carts Safely
- Safety for Wet Line Dispensers
- Confinement Barn Safety
- Crop Dryer Safety
“Propane-powered equipment offers farmers many unique advantages over other energy sources or equipment,” said Michael Newland, director of agriculture business development at PERC.
“It’s imperative that propane users are properly educated on safe usage and practices to power their farms safely and efficiently. We’ve created these one-page guides to make this important safety education as simple and accessible as possible.”
According to PERC, approximately one billion gallons of propane are sold for agricultural applications each year to power irrigation engines, grain dryers, generators, water or building heating, and more.