H2S Awareness

Type: Risk Assessment & Safety Plans

Course Info

IADC Certificate:
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1. Introduction:
Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a highly toxic and flammable gas. Each year in Canada, workers are injured and killed by exposure to H2S. H2S Awareness explains the properties of H2S, identifies control measures, and provides a practical description of what to do in the event of exposure. 
2. Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: 
- Describe the properties of H2S and workplace environments where H2S may be found 
- Know the possible symptoms of exposure to low concentrations and to higher concentrations 
- Understand that exposure to high concentrations can lead to unconsciousness and death within minutes, or even seconds 
- Identify potential long term effects associated with H2S exposure 
- Know how to respond appropriate in a situation involving H2S exposure.
3. Course Outcome: 
On completion of this course the learner will be able to describe:
- Characteristics of H2S and symptoms of H2S poisoning;
- Operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus;
- Response strategy;
- Rescue techniques; and
- Resuscitation.
4. Who should attend?
The risk of H2S exposure exists in many industries, including, but not limited to oil and gas, pulp and paper, construction, and mining. In workplaces where the possibility of H2S exposure exists, ALL workers should have H2S Awareness training. Workers who are at risk of exposure to H2S and/or workers with rescue responsibilities also require H2S Alive and workplace-specific training.
5. Course Duration:
It is a one day course.
6. Course content:
1. Introduction &  Sources of H2S
2. Physical Properties Of H2S
3. Toxicity Level Of H2S
4. H2S Detection
- a) Handheld Detectors
- b) Handheld Gas Detectors Operations
5. Monitors for personal assistance
- a) Personal Monitors
- b) Portable Monitors
- c) Fixed Continuous Monitors
6. Head And Facial Hairs
7. PPE  
8. Types of Breathing Apparatus
- a) Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus - SCBA
- b) Supplied Breathing Apparatus -SBA
- c) Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus - EEBA
9. Safe Briefing Areas - assembly point
10. Rescue Techniques
11. Emergency procedures