Gasoline when harnessed properly serves as a vital source of energy. Treated carelessly, it can become an explosive monster. Many people are killed or seriously injured each year because they did not treat gasoline as a potential killer.  Today we will discuss how you protect yourself from being injured or causing a fire or explosion.

Guide for Discussion

Gasoline Factsgasoline

  • Gasoline doesn’t It’s the gas vapors that burn.
  • Gas vapors are heavier than As a result, they collect in low areas.
  • Any type of spark can ignite gas
  • Gasoline should never be allowed to come into contact with your skin. Immediately clean the area
  • Don’t use it as a solvent for cleaning tools or


  • Always store in approved safety Insure the can has proper labeling (i.e., Flammable plus the type of fuel such as gasoline.)
  • Always mark the storage can “GASOLINE – NO SMOKING”
  • Remember, an empty can is more dangerous than a full one (because of the gas vapors).
  • Always flush out empty
  • Keep all containers tightly

Transferring Gasoline

  • Never transfer gasoline from one container to another in an area where there is any chance of
  • Clean up any spills immediately. It is a safety, health and environmental
  • Be wary of static electricity. Always use grounding straps when fueling from an above ground

Remember:    Working around or with gasoline is like working around dynamite. Only the gasoline, if improperly handled, can be more dangerous. Remember the safety rules for handling gasoline; and use your common sense.