When it comes to oil and gas safety, company precautions and policies often take center stage. Each company is responsible for keeping their employees, communities and the environment safe from harm. It is very important that oil and gas companies put safety first but as an energy consumer you must also consider energy safety. No, this does not mean you need to invest in a hard hat or overalls to wear all the time. There are household safety points that are important in any home to be aware of and to teach children at a young age.
The American Gas Association posted the following video targeted for children to explain in simple terms how to safely manage natural gas appliances in the home.
Kids and Natural Gas Safety
With natural gas utilities becoming more prevalent, it is important that children be aware of safety measures to take with natural gas in their home. These lessons are important for safety now and in the future. Today’s children will likely utilize natural gas more than any generation before them. The same way that past generations were well aware of the precautions and upkeep of coal and wood burning systems today’s kids will need to be informed about natural gas.
Three Important Takeaway Points
- Blue Flames mean your appliance is working properly
- Yellow/Orange Flames indicate a problem and could be dangerous
- If you smell rotten eggs it could be a gas leak, get an adult