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The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video.

"Safely Changing Filters," based on the popular "Dos and Don'ts" series of PEI safety tips, offers video examples of recommended procedures and cites unsafe practices to avoid in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry.

The video was developed by the 2015 PEI Safety Committee and was produced by PEI's Rex Brown as part of the PEI Safety Program. Filming occurred in Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and San Diego.

This is the second safety video PEI has released, with two more expected by the end of 2016. To view the PEI safety videos, visit the PEI YouTube channel,

In addition to the videos, the PEI Safety Program annually publishes workplace safety posters and "Dos and Don’ts" that address safety concerns within the petroleum and energy handling equipment industry. The association also publishes two free monthly safety e-newsletters, "SafetyLetter" and "SafePractices." For more information about PEI’s safety resources, see

The PEI Safety Committee is made up of industry safety experts from across North America: Peter B. Anstadt, PWI Inc.; Eddie Campbell, Tanknology Inc.; Apryl Erekson, Cochise Petroleum Equipment Co. Inc.; Christopher G. Fasse, B&T Service Station Contractors; Jeremy D. Kingsbury, UST Services Corp.; Benjamin LaMountain, LaMountain Bros. Inc.; Kevin Nicklin, Phoenix Petroleum Ltd.; and Tom Ruga, Spark Contractors. Chris Farrell of Double Check Co. Inc. serves as committee chairman.

Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. The association is committed to promoting the value of distributor services and improving the business relationships and practices of its members. PEI is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information, email Chris Bouldin at or visit