Propane retailers, particularly those who refill tanks, must be properly trained to inspect propane cylinders, use personal-safety equipment and ensure that refilling stations comply with safety codes, writes Jay Johnston, an expert in safety strategies for propane companies. Johnston encourages propane suppliers to provide retailers with PERC's Dispensing Propane Safely training program. He also recommended providing cylinder-safety information to customers, such as PERC's Important Propane Safety Information for Users of Small Cylinders.

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