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Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S - Safety

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59 to 118 minutes
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H2S is required for anyone working in the oilfield or petrochemical industry. Hydrogen Sulfide is required for all workers involved in oil exploration, drilling production, refining, and pipelines. In order to work safely around hydrogen sulfide, you must be aware of its properties and characteristics. This H2S program teaches how to recognize when Hydrogen Sulfide is present in the work area and take necessary precautions to work with Hydrogen Sulfide safely. This H2S helps fulfill the requirements of API Recommended Practice 49, ANSI Z390.1 and other regulatory standards. This employee safety program uses comprehensive online exams assure mastery of all safety concepts in this H2S course. Improve your H2S knowledge with this online safety course. This course is designed to meet Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness. This H2S helps fulfill the requirements of API Recommended Practice 49, ANSI Z390.1 and other regulatory standards. It is not designed for Canadian H2S Alive requirements.

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for all workers in the oilfield, pipeline, and petrochemical industry.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • What is Hydrogen Sulfide?
    • Scientific names
    • Common names
  • Properties and Characteristics
    • Parts per million
    • Exposure limits
  • Working Safely with Hydrogen Sulfide
    • Six action steps
  • Contingency Plans
    • Essential and non-essential workers
  • Engineering Controls
    • Containment
    • Ventilation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Self-contained breathing apparatus
    • Escape unit
    • 30 minute work/rescue unit
  • Detection
    • Three types of gas detection equipment
  • Safe Work Practices
    • Buddy system
  • Emergency Response
    • Emergency plan
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Recognize Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • List common scientific names for Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • Locate areas where Hydrogen Sulfide is commonly found.
  • Refer to Hydrogen Sulfide properties and characteristics for safe use.
    • Choose the concentration at which H2S is considered unhealthy.
    • List possible outcomes of short term exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • State what concentration of Hydrogen Sulfide could result in death.
    • List factors that could make someone more susceptible to H2S.
    • Recall that there are no visual warning signs of Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • Explain the properties of Hydrogen Sulfide when mixed with air.
  • Work safely with Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • List the six action steps required to work safely with H2S.
  • Have a contingency plan in place when working with Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • List parts of a contingency plan.
    • Select the designated roles stated in a contingency plan.
    • Describe essential personnel duties.
  • Use engineering controls when working with Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • Choose equipment or system engineering controls.
    • Recall the need to stay upwind of Hydrogen Sulfide.
  • Use the proper Personal Protective Equipment when working with H2S.
    • Determine the level of H2S when respiratory protection is required
    • Recognize the proper type of respirator used with Hydrogen Sulfide
    • State the use of an Escape unit.
    • Choose the respiratory protection used for prolonged work in H2S.
    • Determine the amount of breathing time provided in an SCBA tank.
    • Explain steps to take when a SCBA alarm sounds.
  • Detect Hydrogen Sulfide in the air.
    • List Gas detection equipment used to detect Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • Know the color of the indicator when lead acetate tapes indicate H2S.
    • Explain what to do when an alarm sounds.
    • Agree that safe work practices must be used with gas detectors.
  • Follow safe work practices when working with Hydrogen Sulfide.
    • Describe the reason for a buddy system.
  • Follow an emergency plan.
    • List topics an emergency plan should include.
    • Explain why an emergency response plan is necessary.
    • List steps to take before attempting an emergency rescue.

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