Propane Safety

Helpful Propane Safety Advice from Our Industry Experts

Interested in learning the top ways to stay safe while using propane fuel? We have you covered. Here at Olson Propane, we are committed to ensuring that our customers’ properties are protected by helping them identify signs of a propane leak and keeping them well-informed about the latest propane safety procedures. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with these helpful propane safety facts.

Propane Safety Tips for South Dakota Residents

Propane has a long-standing history of safety. It is also highly regulated which helps support propane’s safety record. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has set standards for propane use and storage. Propane is naturally odorless, colorless and non-toxic, although a scent is added to detect if a leak has occurred.

What to do if you smell propane:

  1. Do not turn any devices ON or OFF. This includes light switches, phones, computers, flashlights or appliances.
  2. Immediately instruct all inhabitants to leave the home or commercial building.
  3. Do not try to find the source of the leak
  4. Use a phone or cell phone outside of the building or area that the propane was detected and notify Olson Propane.
  5. If the propane is detected outside – preferably move upwind from the detection location and call Olson Propane.

If you suspect a propane leak, please call our 24/7 emergency service line at (605) 645-7045.


Other Safety Tips:

  • Propane appliances should have proper circulation of air at all times.
  • The flame should burn blue in color. A yellow or orange flame may indicate poor venting or combustion.
  • Keep flammable or combustible materials away from propane appliances and storage tanks.
  • Use propane appliances for their original designed use.
  • Never use cooking stoves for heating.
  • Always maintain a fire extinguisher in your home.
If you have any questions about safety or the use or installation of propane, please give us a call at (605) 375-3254. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will immediately take care of your needs.


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