Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)

Length: 1-4 Hours


Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of Hydrogen Sulfide and employ procedures to detect and protect workers who may be exposed to this deadly and toxic gas.

Course Topics:
  • Properties and characteristics of H2S sources of H2S and areas of potential exposure
  • Typical site-specific safe work practices associated with H2S operations
  • Detection methods for H2S
  • Use and care of personal protective equipment and selection
  • Atmospheres containing H2S concentrations above the Threshold Limit Value-Time Weighted Average (TLV-TWA)
  • Rescue techniques and first aid procedures for victims of H2S exposure

Target Audience:

Hydrogen Sulfide Certification is designed as a safety awareness program to familiarize students with the dangers associated with working in a H2S environment. The class is appropriate for entry level through supervisory level employees. The course is required for all Employees who have the potential to be exposed to H2S in excess of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents, and Biological Exposure Indices (BEI’s®) as established by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) as published in 2005. Annual refresher training is required. Course materials include student handouts and a final examination. Delivery is accomplished through lecture, hands-on demonstration of monitors and detectors, student participation and practice, videotapes, overheads, and student exercises for donning/doffing the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1-25

Prerequisites: None

Frequency: Annual