Use Propane Heaters Safely so Your Workers Stay Warm all Winter long

ProGas has temporary heating options to fit your business’s needs

propane furnace heaterWinter has arrived here in greater Pittsburgh, eastern Ohio & northern West Virginia! And a lot of businesses in our area are working outdoors, or in unheated spaces.

Construction and renovation businesses are two that need to do this to keep projects going. That means management has to make sure the job sites are properly heated so workers can stay warm and the job gets done right.

Cold weather can gum up the works in several ways: It can slow down jobs, keep some jobs from being done altogether, and it can create unsafe conditions for workers.
ProGas can help your business keep going throughout the chill of winters here with temporary heating powered by propane. This heating does a lot for your projects, including:

  • Keep job sites warm and safe for your workers
  • Prevent exposed pipes from heating and bursting
  • Help paint cure properly and joint compound and spackle adhere to drywall by keeping a space at a warmer temperature
  • Keep excavation and concrete projects moving forward

ProGas has decades of experience providing Propane Services and other Temporary Heating Solutions to businesses all over the area. We understand the needs of businesses like yours, providing propane deliveries you need to make your projects successful, and we offer both Propane & Natural Gas-powered units so everyone can take advantage!

Keep your job sites safe

Because of our extensive experience working with local businesses, we know how critical safety is to any project. That’s why we emphasize propane safety when it comes to temporary heating equipment.

First and foremost, practicing propane safety keeps your workers safe. It also makes sure your company stays in compliance with OSHA regulations for temporary heating.
Here are some tips to make sure your temporary propane heating is done safely at your job sites:

  • Select the right size of temporary heaters for the space you’re heating. To do that, calculate the cubic feet of the space, then multiply that by two for a moderately insulated space and four for a barely insulated space. That sum will tell you how many Btu’s you need to safely and effectively heat the space.
  • Read and re-read the operating manual for the temporary heating equipment. Everyone else who will be working near the equipment also needs to read it.
  • Check that the temporary heater has a 100 percent safety shutoff valve.
  • Before using any temporary heating equipment or propane cylinders, carefully inspect them to make sure parts and pieces look in order.
  • Make doubly sure that there is adequate ventilation in the space you are heating to prevent carbon monoxide buildup, which can be dangerous or deadly.
  • OSHA regulations state that there must be a minimum of 1 to 3 feet of clear space around all temporary heaters. Make sure this regulation is followed!
  • Never put combustible materials near temporary heaters.
  • The heater must be used on a level surface, but never use it on hardwood floors.

ProGas can help you with all of your temporary heating needs this season. Get in touch with us today and we’ll get you a quote on the perfect setup for your business or project at-hand.