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Propane Heater Safety Sign

What you should know about Propane Radiant Heaters

  • NEVER use flammable substance, such as aerosol sprays or liquids having flammable vapours, in spaces with radiant heaters
  • NEVER place combustible objects, such as clothing or paper, or stand or sit within 1.37m (4’6″) or radiant heaters.
  • NEVER move or tamper with radiant heaters; only qualified persons should light or adjust these heaters
  • NEVER close tent flaps. Proper ventilation is required to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
  • ALWAYS tell a supervisor if you observe unsafe conditions such as an unlevel or unsecured propane tank, the use of hairsprays  or paints in the space, or a faulty or improperly functioning heater.


  • headaches
  • nausea
  • breathlessness
  • collapse
  • dizziness
  • loss of consciousness

If you or anyone else is experiencing signs or symptoms of CO Poisoning

  1. Evacuate the space immediately
  2. Inform supervisor
  3. DO NOT RE-ENTER the space until it has been declared safe

As part of our Propane Safety Awareness Campaign, Actsafe created a sign to help workers recognize the hazards of propane radiant heaters in lunch and holding tents.

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Actsafe Safety Association would like to acknowledge and honour that our workplace and classrooms are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Qayqayt, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), and Stz’uminus peoples.


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