H2S Awareness Course

H2S Awareness


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H2S Awareness Course Overview

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a highly toxic and flammable gas, and exposure to 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.

The risk of H2S exposure exists in many industries, including, but not limited to oil and gas, pulp and paper, construction, and mining. In such workplaces, all workers should have H2S Awareness training. Workers 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 H2S Awareness 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 Certification

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 needed to complete the course. A printable certificate is available upon successful completion of the course.

Please note that course access information will be emailed to you within 1 business day, as this course is fulfilled by a third party.


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