What's in the Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Course?
Our hydrogen sulfide (H2S) training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.
- Safe Work Practices
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Understand the importance of H2S awareness and how it can affect you
- Identify where H2S is most often found and the causes of H2S gas
- Know how to protect yourself against H2S exposure
- Know how to monitor the presence of H2S gas
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 60 - 90 min.
OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:
- 1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances
- 1910.1000 TABLE Z-2 - TABLE Z-2
- 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection
- 1910.146 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces
- 1910.146 App B - Procedures for Atmospheric Testing
Why Take Our Online Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training?
This is not a certification course. It is an hour long awareness course.
Our online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.
The online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.
We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.
Why Buy Our Online Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training?
- Complete Training: Our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
- Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on site can be expensive. That is why we developed our online curriculum to lower costs while still providing a professional training experience. (Check out our bulk pricing tiers below!)
- Records Tracking System: We offer an easy to use management system. If you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, certificates, observation guides and more! (Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
- Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or to train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
- Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
- Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.
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What is Hydrogen Sulfide?
A colorless, combustible gas with a "rotten egg" smell, hydrogen sulfide is very dangerous. Officially known as dihydrogen sulfide, it is often referred to as hydrogen sulfide, swamp gas, sour gas, or sewage gas. In this article, it will be referred to as H2S or hydrogen sulfide interchangeably.
H2S can be produced when bacteria break down organic materials, such as animal and human waste. It is mostly produced in sewage and oil, but it may also happen anywhere there is a lot of biodegradation. Drilling and refining natural gas and petroleum, as well as the treatment of wastewater, coke ovens, tanneries, and paper mills are industrial processes that can create hydrogen sulfide. Additionally, hydrogen sulfide can exist as a compressed liquid.
Although sewers and wastewater treatment facilities are also frequently the site of hydrogen sulfide occurrences, oil activities are where it is most frequently discovered. Due to the bacterial decomposition of organic materials, exposure to H2S can also happen in wetlands, agricultural silos, and pits. Pulp, paper, and food processing, hot asphalt paving, mining, and other textile sectors are other occupations where there may be a danger of exposure.
Why Do You Need Hydrogen Sulfide Training?
When people are exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas, terrible things can happen. H2S is poisonous to humans. This gas has effects similar to cyanide or carbon monoxide. Personnel in the gas and oil industries come into daily contact with this gas. Government restrictions limit the amount of H2S workers can be exposed to, but exposure isn't the sole concern.
H2S is extremely explosive and can put employees at risk in various ways. It's crucial to be cautious while using any electric, gas, or other tools that might produce a spark in places where H2S is prevalent. Depending on the circumstances, H2S can kill within minutes and is harmful to the body.
Air is less dense than H2S. This poses a serious risk since it will settle in lower places, displacing air and obstructing the flow of oxygen. Employees who are exposed to H2S face particular risks in tight spaces, pits, trenches, and poorly ventilated areas. Due to the possibility of H2S exposure, all employees must complete the H2S alive training course in order to verify that the correct procedures are followed.
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It is essential to learn how to avoid or reduce exposure to H2S. One reason is that the gas cannot be seen by humans, and even if it may smell strongly, it can still be lethal or extremely harmful when taken in small doses. Often, by the time you smell the rotten-egg smell, you've already absorbed some H2S into your respiratory system.
Although the scent of H2S may be detected in even the smallest doses, prolonged exposure to the gas can make the body less sensitive to its fragrance. When this happens, the exposure develops into a dangerous medical condition called "olfactory (smell) desensitization". There is no longer a natural biological warning mechanism for detecting the presence of H2S after a person loses the ability to sense the gas.
Workers must learn how to identify hydrogen sulfide since it reacts so fast and has a significant influence on the human body. This includes instruction on the use of wearable sensors that can detect minuscule quantities of H2S and raise an alarm far in advance of the gas building up to hazardous levels. Knowing what to look for when selecting trustworthy monitoring equipment is crucial. Wireless devices that send data to monitoring teams so they can respond when an exposed person goes unconscious, as well as factors like reliable construction and rapid response, are crucial.
Never forget that any workplace with an H2S risk will have particular protocols, emergency procedures, and PPE onsite. Training in identification and treatment is required for anybody who works in a setting where H2S gas might be present. Knowing when the gas is nearby is insufficient. Additionally, it's critical to understand what to do if a coworker is exposed and unable to leave the risk area.
Can Hydrogen Sulfide Training Be Done Online?
Yes! At Hard Hat Training we offer a Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness training course that may be done totally online, allowing employees to move at their own pace. Our online hydrogen sulfide training program provides a thorough and efficient approach to learn how to work safely. The online hydrogen sulfide course replaces classroom-based occupational safety training. It also includes a competency checklist that employers may use to perform a practical examination in accordance with OSHA standards and rules.
How Long is H2S Training?
With Hard Hat Training, trainees work at their convenience. Typically each course lasts anywhere from two to two and a half hours. This applies to the exam as well, so preparing for two hours or more is advised so you won't have to rush it.
Our Online Training Details
Our Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Training Kit is a practical and affordable program that includes all the necessary tools to teach and certify your employees while ensuring they are in compliance with the law. Available on CD, USB Drive, or via Instant Download, our H2S training program complies with all OSHA requirements.
For the final written test that is part of the course, this presentation contains sporadic practice quizzes. This course contains a checklist that companies may use when conducting an OSHA-mandated practical exam in addition to the written test.
Does OSHA Require H2S Training?
Hydrogen sulfide exposure addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to hydrogen sulfide.
There are 29 OSHA-approved State Plans operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.
Health and Safety Risks
Many health issues are brought on by hydrogen sulfide gas. The main method of hydrogen sulfide exposure for workers is breathing it in. The consequences vary depending on how much and for how long workers breathe hydrogen sulfide. Extremely high exposure levels have the potential to be fatal.
What about the longer-term effects on worker’s health?
Hydrogen sulfide is both an irritant and a chemical asphyxiant. Depending on the extent and length of exposure, different health impacts may be experienced. Even at levels that were previously accepted as not having an impact, repeated exposure can cause health problems.
Low quantities cause irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system (coughing, shortness of breath, etc.). When working in low-level concentrations, the effects may not be felt for several hours or even days. Frequent or protracted exposure may result in eye irritation, headaches, exhaustion, irritability, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and weight loss.
High concentrations can result in shock, convulsions, difficulty breathing, unconsciousness, coma, and even death. Effects could start after a few breaths or perhaps just one. Most workers exposed to such a high concentration can also experience headaches, impaired memory, and motor function. There have also been reports of issues with the cardiovascular system at exposure levels over permitted exposure limits. Asthmatics can be particularly vulnerable to hydrogen sulfide exposure.
More severe eye and respiratory irritation, including coughing, breathing difficulties, and fluid buildup in the lungs, as well as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stumbling, and excitability, can be brought on by moderate exposure.
Other Offered Courses
Hard Hat Training offers a variety of training related to hydrogen sulfide for all of your business needs:
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Training Kit
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Online Training
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Training - Canada
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Online Training - Canada
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Training Kit - Spanish & English
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness Online Training - Spanish
- H2S Awareness Train the Trainer Certification
- H2S Awareness Trainer Certification - Canada