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Hosting a Party for Labor Day?

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Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, when we get to soak up the last little bits of the season’s relaxing glow before we enter into the full swing of school season. And if your Labor Day plans include grilling on the propane grill, outdoor entertaining or gathering around the fire pit making s’mores, we ask that you please do so safely. These tips will help ensure that you and your family can enjoy the long weekend without an incident.

Propane Safety Tips:

Every year, approximately 17,000 people visit emergency rooms for grilling-related incidents, with one of every six (16%) of those incidents having to do with flammable objects hanging too low or from standing too close to the grill.

  • Make sure your grill has plenty of space away from tree branches, bushes, deck railings and other home structures.
  • Keep your cook space clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grill and trays below.
  • Never leave your grill unattended. Kids and pets lack the judgment and often the coordination that an adult usually has, so keep them occupied with a family member or friend while grilling.
  • The National Safety Council estimates that 45,300 people will encounter an injury due to over consumption of alcohol. As a host, make sure you’re able to drive in the event of an emergency—especially when entertaining with grills and firepits.
  • If you have any concerns about your propane connections, leaks or propane in general an EnergyUnited Propane expert is always happy to help and double-check your set up.

Call us at 1.800.522.3793 to ensure you’re connected safely.

Source: Injuryfacts.nsc.org