For safe operation:
Maintain adequate ventilation in facilities forklifts will be in use
Safe handling of propane
Keep up on regular forklift maintenance
Keep employees up to date on training
Perform a thorough safety check of equipment before each use
When exchanging the cylinder, personel must wear protective equipment including gloves, and safety glasses
People who have not been properly trained should never attempt to exchange a propane cylinder.
All people responsible for operating forklifts and changing cylinders must have forklift manufacturer operator safety training courses and be up to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards.
Do not use metal tools when changing cylinder
Do not let the cylinder get too hot
Do not drag, drop, roll, slide, or bang cylinder against other objects
Do not use flames, or any head source to check for leaks
Do not use more than 2 LPG cylinders on a forklift truck
Contact Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) for proper training and procedure or your Michigan Propane Gas Association