Weights and Measures inspectors help keep customers safe

By on December 4, 2019

With colder weather closing in, making sure your home is well-heated is especially important right now.

Many people across North Carolina rely on propane to heat their homes and power their appliances. Check out the video above to learn about how NCDA&CS Weights and Measures inspectors make sure that propane customers get exactly what they pay for, and that propane delivery trucks are operated safely.

This video is one of six which the NCDA&CS has produced through funding from the National Council on Weights and Measures. Each covers a different way that Weights and Measures inspectors protect consumers, from making sure fuel and propane dispensers are accurate to verifying the contents of packaged goods at the supermarket. To watch the other videos and for more information, visit https://www.ncwm.com/promotional-toolkit.

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By on December 3, 2019

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By on November 26, 2019

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By on November 21, 2019

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By on October 30, 2019

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By on October 15, 2019

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Make plans now to attend the 2019 N.C. State Fair Oct. 17-27

By on October 9, 2019

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Several grants available for NC farmers and rural communities

By on October 7, 2019

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