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Why Propane Marketers Are Required to Have Security Plans

Did you know that the Department of Transportation Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 172.802) requires companies that transport hazmat to have a written security plan? Experts estimate that 30% of propane companies do not have a DOT security plan. A security plan and proper training is essential to avoid safety hazards and ensure that […]

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Record $160 Million Propane Accident Settlement

Reported by the Philadelphia Business Journal, plaintiffs in a 2014 food truck explosion reached a $160 million settlement this year. This is the largest pre-verdict settlement in PA state court history. So, what happened? In 2014 a food truck?s outdated propane cylinder exploded in Philadelphia, killing two people, severely burning three, and injuring others. Civil […]

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What You Need to Know about Cathodic Protection

Compliance with NFPA regulations is essential for propane companies to avoid fines and keep employees and customers safe. In 2011, NFPA 58 was altered to include new cathodic testing requirements for underground tanks. Has your company completed testing for the year? Cathodic Testing for Underground Tanks Cathodic testing and documentation is required under NFPA 58, […]

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Necessary DOT Training for Propane Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) defines hazardous materials (hazmat) as substances that are capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce. Propane falls under this category, which means your company is required to meet the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to ensure that all hazmat is packaged and […]

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Policies and Procedures for Propane Marketers

Avoid Risk, Safeguard Assists When it comes to priorities for propane marketers, safety is certainly a top priority. Despite safety?s critical role in the overall success of a propane business, many marketers still rely on outdated or inconsistent protocols in the fi?eld. Without consistent safety policies and procedures that transverse all locations and technicians, marketers […]

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Press: NPGA Affinity Program Providers

P3 Propane Safety is pleased to announce that two of our services, the P3 Compliance System and P3 Duty to Warn, are now endorsed NPGA Affinity Program Providers. Learn all about the program from the announcement, released on February 1, 2018:   NPGA Announces Affinity Endorsement of the P3 Compliance System and P3 Duty to […]

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Training Videos

In an effort to provide more resources to help you navigate P3, we are introducing a new section: Training Videos. Training Videos can be found under the P3 Menu. We are starting out this new section of P3 with a video tutorial on how to enter a Safety Inspection. Simply click on the Enter Safety […]

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Clean Up Technician List

This week’s Tip will help you clean up the list of technicians that you have accumulated over time in the technician drop down menu available to you while completing data entry. If you have one technician listed in the drop down multiple ways or technicians in the list that no longer work for you, we […]

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Documentation Entered Under the Wrong Address

This week’s Tip is a repeat of one of our original Tips of the Week, but it can be a real timesaver so we felt it was worth resending. If an account has multiple locations and you accidentally enter documentation under the wrong address, there’s no need to reenter the entire inspection. All you need […]

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Technician Performance Report

P3 has a new report that has been helpful in targeting training and identifying issues. The Technician Performance Report is now available in the Reports dropdown menu. The report can be found by going to the Reports menu, selecting Activity Reports & Analysis, and then Technician Performance Report. This report shows not only the number […]

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