RRC Launches Successful Pilot Webinar for Alternative Fuels Safety Training

03/26/2020

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas has now made it more efficient for individuals in the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry to get vital safety training.

Earlier this month the RRC conducted its first webinar for LPG dispenser operators to receive continuing education safety training.

The individuals perform services for a variety of activities Texans are involved in. They fill propane cylinders used for barbecue pits and deep fryers, as well as cylinders used for forklifts and industrial equipment. They also fill propane tanks used in vehicles as an alternative to gasoline, and in recreational vehicles that use it to supply their appliances.

“This was an initiative we took as we continue to look for ways to serve the alternative fuels industry better,” said April Richardson, Alternative Fuels Safety Director.  “The online training is an easy way for us to reach a large audience across the state at one time and save individuals the time and money they would have spent traveling to Austin for the training.”

More continuing education safety training webinars are scheduled in March and April with additional classes being added. The webinars will be posted on the agency's Calendar of Events which can be found on the RRC website at https://rrc.texas.gov/all-events. This online training will also be valuable in instances where large gatherings in one place may be prohibitive, such as the current COVID-19 situation in Texas.

Individuals seeking a new certification are still required to take their initial training in person.


About the Railroad Commission

Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov.