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Hydrogen Sulfide for General Industry Online Training

Hydrogen Sulfide for General Industry Online Training

Course Overview

Hydrogen Sulfide for General Industry

Course Length: 75 minutes

Intended Audience: Employees who work with or around hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are the intended audience of this specialized training course. Workers who have the potential to be exposed to H2S in excess of ACGIH’s Threshold Limit Values are required to receive annual H2S safety awareness training.

Purpose: To help satisfy the training requirements in 29 CFR 1910.1200 for those who work with or around hazardous chemicals, 29 CFR 1910.119 for those who work with or around highly hazardous chemicals, and ANSI Z390.1-2006 for those who work with or around hydrogen sulfide.

Overview: This safety awareness-training course familiarizes learners with the hazards of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), detection methods, and best responses to H2S exposure and release.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:


  • Identify potentially dangerous properties of hydrogen sulfide
  • Describe sources of hydrogen sulfide exposure
  • Apply knowledge of hydrogen sulfide exposure limits to determine when exposures are not within safe limits
  • Summarize protective measures to guard against hydrogen sulfide exposure
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment to protect against hydrogen sulfide hazards
  • Plan an escape route given an area’s wind direction and terrain
  • Recognize symptoms of hydrogen sulfide exposure
  • Respond appropriately to an emergency release of hydrogen sulfide



J. J. Keller's Hydrogen Sulfide for General Industry covers the following topics:

Understand the Dangers

  • What is H2S
  • H2S in the Environment
  • Dangerous Properties
  • Sources of Exposure
  • Who May Be Exposed
  • Exposure Routes
  • Health Effects


Exposure Regulations

  • Training Requirements
  • Exposure Limits
  • API Classifications
  • Regulations for Visitors


General Protection

  • Evaluate Exposure
  • Control Exposure
  • Metal Fatigue
  • Burning, Flaring, & Venting
  • Confined Spaces


Personal Protection

  • Respiratory PPE
  • Special PPE Considerations
  • PPE Maintenance & Inspection


Your Escape Route

  • Make a Prediction
  • Wind Direction
  • Elevation


H2S Emergencies

  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • Fighting Fires
  • First Aid
  • Treatment & Post-Exposure