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Half an Hour to Tragedy: Propane Explosion in Ghent

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Half an Hour to Tragedy: Propane Explosion in Ghent

In January of 2007, a tragedy happened in the small town of Ghent. Several people, both law officers and civilians, were killed or injured due to a large explosion in a small store. This video discusses the importance of being trained in dealing with hazardous gases, specifically flammable gases like propane.

The most realistic and practical training approaches are described in this video, focusing on the safety of all involved when a dangerous gas leak happens. Because of the catastrophic results in Ghent, routine inspections are noted as well as proper training to all individuals on the scene. This video clearly instructs the viewer to follow standard safety procedures and to provide everyone a safe escape.

Key points are checked at the end of this training with a short quiz. This training program is perfect for those needing a refresher on the importance of safety when dealing with gas leaks.

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 30 days to complete the course

Anyone working closely with flammable gas on a daily basis, specifically propane technicians.

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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