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Over 60 million homes in the U.S. utilize propane, whether for home heating, water heating, clothes drying, or cooking on a stovetop or an outdoor grill. Although propane is a very safe and environmentally friendly energy option, there are many tips you and your family members can follow to ensure your continued safety when using propane.
The propane industry believes that good safety habits should be adopted at a young age, and that the more children and teens know about propane, the fewer preventable accidents will occur.
The games and activities on this website are designed to teach your children or students:
- What propane is and where it comes from
- How propane is used in and around your home
- How to recognize the smell of propane
- What to do in case of emergency, such as a propane leak
- Additional general safety tips
Although this site is targeted toward children, it is strongly encouraged that all family members participate in learning more about good propane safety practices. After all, your family’s safety is what matters most.
The mission of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is to promote the safe and efficient use of propane. It accomplishes this through wide-ranging programs that support safety, training, and the development and commercialization of promising propane technologies.
PERC was authorized by the U.S. Congress with passage of the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA), on October 11, 1996. The Council is a 21-member board appointed by the National Propane Gas Association and the Gas Processors Association, both of which appoint nine Council members and cooperate in the appointment of three public members.
Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)
PERC is authorized to carry out programs, projects, and activities in three key areas:
Nothing is more important to PERC than the safety of everyone who works with, sells, buys, or depends on propane. Through communications and outreach to consumer safety organizations, trade groups, emergency responders, and the public, PERC increases awareness of safe practices in the handling and use of propane and propane-fueled appliances.
Because a well-trained propane workforce is essential to protecting the health and well-being of propane consumers and the general public, PERC leads the development and updating of the propane industry’s most relied-upon employee training and certification programs and courseware.
Research and Development
By supporting research, development, and demonstration of innovative propane-fueled products and applications, PERC promotes the commercialization of technologies that expand the utility, efficiency, environmental performance, and safety of propane for users in residential, commercial, engine fuel, and agricultural markets.
Parents and Educators
Propane.com/for-my-home is a website targeted toward consumers who currently use propane in their homes, as well as consumers who are looking to build with propane. This site includes interactive consumer safety e-learning lessons (available in English and Spanish) on topics such as:
- Maintaining propane appliances
- What to do if you smell propane
- Carbon monoxide safety
- Safe grilling
- Emergency preparedness
- And more…
There are also links to download helpful brochures on small cylinder safety, carbon monoxide safety, weather- and natural disaster-related information, and other information important for propane consumers.
Consumer Safety Education Resources
Besides PropaneKids, there are many other websites available to propane marketers that contain valuable resources — such as brochures, interactive e-learning modules, and pamphlets — to keep customers informed and safe.
PERC’s ultimate resource for propane safety, this site provides resources for workforce training (including certification), regulatory and code compliance, and consumer safety. Propane.com also features webinars, a video library, and propane emergencies training programs. You can also explore the “Safety and Training Roadmap” of PERC’s Safety and Training Advisory Committee (STAC).
(The Propane Marketing and Resource Catalog)
Propane Resource Catalog includes an array of downloadable safety, and research and development marketing materials as well as consumer safety items available for purchase. The catalog is broken down by topic (agriculture, safety and training, homeowners, etc.) and type (photos, presentations, radio ads, and tradeshow materials) for your convenience.
This website is targeted towards consumers who currently use propane in their homes as well as consumers who are looking to build with propane. It includes interactive consumer safety e-learning lessons on topics such as maintaining propane appliances, emergency preparedness, and carbon monoxide safety (all available in English and Spanish), and is an excellent resource for your customers.
The official website of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) contains the latest propane industry news, PERC projects and campaigns, links to other propane industry resources, and research and development.