Safe Handling of Propane Cylinders


Propane safety is our number one priority at Texas Propane. Propane is a safe, efficient, and reliable fuel but must be used and handled correctly or it can be dangerous. Texas Propane has an ongoing safety training policy as well as complying with all national, state, and local regulations. We can educate you and your family, employees, friends, students, and others so that you have the knowledge needed to use propane safely. Let us know what we can do to help with safety training.

Propane Forklift Safety

The safest and most efficient way to keep your propane forklifts running is by propane cylinder exchange. Our staff here at Texas Propane offers safety training for you and your employees. To save you time and keep your facility safe Texas Propane ensures:

  • Cylinders are inspected each time they are returned to us for a refill
  • No liquid transferred on your premises
  • Damaged cylinders removed from service
  • Leaky valves repaired or replaced
  • O-Rings replaced as needed
  • ¬†Safety training for your employees
  • Procedures meet and exceed insurance/OSHA standards

Propane Handling Tips

When handling propane cylinders, there’s a few things you need to know to stay safe.

  1. Do not smoke while handling propane cylinders.
  2. If you detect a leak, shut off valves and place cylinders outside.
  3. Contact your propane provider to repair or replace your propane tank.
  4. Always wear proper eye protection and gloves when handling propane cylinders.
  5. Close all propane valves when not in use.
  6. All cylinders should be stored in safety storage racks away from any source of ignition or extreme heat.
  7. Always read warning labels attached to propane cylinders.
  8. Direct contact with propane will cause freeze burns to skin.
  9. It is important to remember that propane is a hazardous material, so treat it respect!


Many of our clients have made propane their fuel of choice because it is the safest, cleanest, most cost effective and reliable solution to their energy needs. Contact us with the link below for more information about safe handling of propane cylinders.

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