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Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness

Intended Audience

Hydrogen Sulfide is common in such environments as swamps and sewers and it occurs where there are volcanic gases, natural gas and around some well waters. If you work in these environments, or in the following industries, this course is intended to increase your safety. Industries principally concerned with Hydrogen Sulfide include:

  • Oil Drilling and Gas Drilling
  • Well Drilling
  • Petroleum Refineries
  • Paper Mills
  • Tanneries

Why Take This Course

While completing this online safety course, you will learn basic safety awareness tips for hydrogen sulfide. This course will discuss the background, health hazard summary, and OSHA safe work practices for working with this chemical. The appropriate PPE and sources for information & assistance are also presented. You will be taught how to protect yourself in case of an emergency involving this chemical.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • Origin of Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Uses of Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Detecting Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Health Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure
  • Physical Properties of Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Methods of Exposure
  • Environment Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide
  • OSHA Guidance
  • Common Testing Tools for Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Encountering Hydrogen Sulfide in the Workplace