Safety & Training

The safe use and handling of propane by our customers and the industry is our top priority.  The Propane Education & Research Council aggressively works to create materials that help the propane industry, its workers, our customers, and the public enjoy the benefits of propane in a safe way.  With advice and support from industry volunteers, the Council develops programs and training materials to train and educate industry employees, first responders, and consumers to enhance safety and advance compliance with regulatory standards and good business practices by providing safety programs and training materials appropriate for audiences of varying educational backgrounds.

  • Workforce Training

    Whether offered in formal classroom instruction, self-paced computer-based learning, printed manuals, or hands-on demonstrations, PERC training helps to reduce accidents and incidents, promote safety awareness, improve regulatory compliance, and build consumer confidence.

  • Consumer Safety Outreach

    PERC is committed to helping the propane industry assure the safety of consumers who use and depend on clean-burning propane to heat their homes, cook their food, tend their lawns, and fuel so many other activities that enrich their lives. 

  • Propane Emergencies Program

    PERC's Propane Emergencies program is a comprehensive training program adopted by 27 state firefighter training agencies and propane marketers designed to help emergency responders develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively manage a propane emergency in transportation or at fixed facilities.

  • Compliance

    PERC's Propane Regulatory Compliance Program provides information on federal DOT, OSHA, and EPA compliance regulations that apply to propane marketers. In addition, we provide explanations of what propane marketers must do to meet their regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Industry Involvement in Safety and Training

    From across the nation propane professionals have come together to help us guide and support the industry's efforts to build and maintain high public confidence in propane's safety and value. We take pride in the industry's exemplary record and its commitment to the safety of everyone who works with, buys, and depends on propane.

  • Government Links

    Links to helpful websites, including federal, state, and standard and code organizations web sites.