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Half an Hour to Tragedy: Propane Explosion in Ghent

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23 to 29 minutes
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Chemical Safety Board
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This video program, originally produced by the Chemical Safety Board, takes the viewer on a journey through the events that harmed the city of Ghent. In January of 2007, a propane gas explosion destroyed a small store. Several people were killed in this seemingly routine operation in Ghent, and this educational video discusses why, while reminding the viewer to practice constant vigilance.

As safety is the most important part of dealing with flammable gas, the most practical and realistic approaches are described in this video. Because of the results of Ghent, the importance of safety plugs and routine inspections are noted. Proper training as defined by OSHA is also investigated and suggested to be a standard when dealing with emergency tasks. Personal safety is also taken in to consideration, and this video clearly instructs the viewer to follow standard safety procedures to provide everyone involved a safe escape.

This training is a must for anyone who works closely with any kind of dangerous gas, specifically propane technicians. A short quiz follows the training video to ensure the viewer has understood all key concepts. Use this course as a reminder to employees of the hazards of working with propane.

Video on Demand   This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

Professionals working near propane or other types of dangerous gas.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Overview
  • Technical Analysis
  • Sequence of Events
  • Industry Assessment
  • Corporation Assessment
  • Emergency Services Assessment
  • Conclusion
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Advocate (support) the need for training on the dangers of natural gas based on the tragic explosion in Ghent, West Virginia.
    • Acknowledge the root cause(s) for the propane explosion in Ghent.
    • Recognize that training was lacking for emergency services personnel and natural gas employees on issues that relate to propane.
    • Agree to report any unsafe workplace conditions or practices.

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