H2S Awareness

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview


sulphide (H2S) is a highly toxic and flammable gas, and exposure to very high
concentrations can quickly lead to death. This course explains the properties
of hydrogen sulphide, identifies control measures, and provides a practical
description of what to do in the event of exposure.


risk of H2S exposure exists in many industries, including, but not limited to
oil and gas, pulp and paper,

and mining. In such workplaces, 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.

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of the
course, participants will be able to: 

Recognize H2S as a highly
toxic gas

Describe the properties of
H2S and workplace environments where H2S may be found

Understand the possible
symptoms of exposure to both low and high 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

Provide examples of
engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE that can be used to
protect workers from H2S exposure

Identify various types of
H2S monitoring devices and tools

Know how to respond
appropriate in a situation involving H2S exposure


Course Format


Self-paced online course

Participants may leave and
resume the course at any time

Course includes interactive
activities to reinforce key concepts

Average course completion
time is about 1 hour


Evaluation and


There is a multiple
choice at the end of the module which participants must pass with 100%. Those
who do not achieve 100% can review the module content and re-try as necessary to
complete the course.
A printable
certificate is available upon successful completion of the course.


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