Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Overview The goal of the Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) course is to learn how to recognize when Hydrogen Sulfide is present in your work area and to describe the precautions necessary to work with Hydrogen Sulfide safely. This program will help to fulfill the training requirements of API Recommended Practice 49, ANSI Z390.1 and other regulatory standards.
Duration/Length 4 hours
Target Audience All employees who may be exposed to H2S
CFR Reference ANSI Z390, 29 CFR 1910.1000(b)(2), 1910.134
Pre-requisites None
Course Format Classroom, hands-on
Course Objectives The definition of Hydrogen Sulfide, along with its toxicity, common names and how it is formed
• State that the common industrial sites where H2S can be found include petrochemical, petroleum exploration and production, manufacturing, and agricultural • State the properties and characteristics of H2S
• List the concentrations/toxic levels of H2S according to the ACGIH TLV/TWA, OSHA PEL/ TWA, along with exposure levels and toxic gas comparisons
• List the common H2S effects on individuals along with entry routes, susceptibility and hyper susceptibility issues
• Compare/contrast the detection and monitoring personal, portable and fixed monitors and detectors including chemical versus electronic instrumentation
• Hands on exhibit of SCBA use and limitations
• Compare/contrast the types of air supplied respirators, including self-contained breathing apparatus, airline respirator with egress bottle and the escape pack
• Discuss the special problems created with the use of corrective glasses/contact lenses, facial hair and facial characteristics
• List the medical considerations with wearing an air supplied respirator
• Demonstrate proper maintenance and inspection of air supplied respirators
• Complete a donning and doffing exercise according to regulatory and company-specific time limits
• Discuss rescue, first aid techniques, and post-exposure evaluation, including emergency rescue; rescue breathing and CPR; medical follow-up with students stating the importance of maintaining a valid adult CPR and first aid certification