Propane Safety

Last month a surveillance camera in Philadelphia captured horrifying images of a food truck exploding around a group of customers (video below). The event ultimately killed two people, injured 11, and called into question the safety of food trucks in the national media. According to media reports, the explosion was caused by fractured propane cylinder on the truck.

In light of this recent event the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will be hosting a free online webinar on August, 14th, in an effort to raise awareness about propane tank safety and provide some tips for ensuring your vehicle is safe. This webinar is being delivered  specifically to members of the mobile food industry.

Sign Up for the Free Webinar Here:

There will be two webinars 11:00 a.m. (EST) and 2:00 p.m. (EST) to accommodate schedules. Each webinar is expected to run 30-minutes each and this downloadable Cylinder Safety PDF has also been provided as a supplement to the event. plans to publish a recording of the event here when/if one becomes available.

Here are a the main points that will be covered during the presentation:

1.   How to check propane cylinders to determine if they are safe;
2.   What to do if your cylinder is out-of-test;
3.   General safety tips for using propane cylinders.

Questions about this webinar can be directed to Aaron Mitchell at (202) 3660579 or  To learn more about the PHMSA, visit their website. We encourage you to take part in this important and free training opportunity.

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