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Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness for General Industry

    Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness for General Industry

    Course Overview

    This introductory Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness online safety course introduces you to this hazardous chemical. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, highly toxic gas that is shipped as liquefied compressed gas and has a familiar rotten egg odor. It is a by-product of many industrial processes, including petroleum refining, tanning, mining, wood pulp processing, rayon manufacturing, sugar beet processing and hot asphalt paving. Hydrogen sulfide is used to produce elemental sulfur, sulfuric acid and heavy water for nuclear reactors. It is a useful but dangerous chemical.

    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

    Learning Objectives

    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


    • OSHA Safe Work Practices
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Hydrogen Sulfide Gas

    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety’s Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness online safety course explains the dangers involved with this industrial chemical. When you have successfully completed this course, you will know:

    • The chemical's sources & uses
    • The physical properties
    • The health effects
    • The exposure limits
    • OSHA's rules and guidelines
    • Tips and websites for additional helpful information
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