Propane Safety Mini

Propane Heater Safety Working with direct-fired propane heaters Note: the material in this document does not replace the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation or the Workers Compensation Act. Employers and workers should always refer to the Regulation and Act for specific requirements that apply to their activities. For further details on propane use, please see the CAN/CSA-B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code and the CAN/ CSA-B149.2 Propane and Handling Code. An actsafe Safety Association T 604.733.4682 / 1.888.229.1455 E W reference card What you should know about Propane Radiant Heaters NEVER use flammable substances, such as aerosol sprays or liquids having flammable vapours, in spaces with radiant heaters. NEVER place combustible objects, such as clothing or paper, or stand or sit within 1.37m (4’6”) of radiant heaters. NEVER move or tamper with radiant heaters; only qualified persons should light or adjust these heaters. NEVER close tent flaps. Proper ventilation is required to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. ALWAYS tell a supervisor if you observe unsafe conditions such as an unlevel or unsecured propane tank, the use of hair sprays or paints in the space, or a faulty or improperly functioning heater. Always consult manufacturer’s recommendations for information specific to each unit.