This awareness course provides the participant with the information required to properly recognize, assess and control hazards associated with H2S gas. Participants will be introduced to the properties of H2S gas, the health hazards associated with exposure, detection and monitoring methods, and acceptable exposure limits.
Participants will learn about personal breathing apparatus, contingency planning and rescue methods used to assist victims of overexposure. Participants will learn to protect themselves first before they can help others. It is important that every oil and gas industry worker understand basic first aid measures including rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The course reviews how and when to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Supplied Air Breathing Apparatus (SABA).
This course provides information on the hazards of the H2S gas, as well as ways to prevent and respond to exposure, participants will require additional training in the use of company specific protective equipment and procedures. Training in equipment use and procedures should be provided by your employer and specific to your worksite.
For Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
This course is intended for workers that work near or in proximity to Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).