Posted: 16 Oct '17

Why Enform H2S Alive Training Courses are Standard in the Oil Industry

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Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a colourless and extremely poisonous gas often produced by the decaying of organic matter. H2S affects humans by overwhelming the respiratory system. H2S gas is one of the leading causes of fatalities in the petroleum industry. As a result, workers who may come into contact with the gas are required to undergo H2S safety training in the form of an Enform h2s Alive Training course. To educate workers on the dangers of hydrogen sulfide gas, MI Safety offers an Enform H2S Alive Training Course to promote safe practices and limit fatalities.

Hydrogen Sulfide in History

Well documented throughout history, hunter-gatherers were the first to observe and fear H2S. Called “Swamp Gas” by early man, many nomadic peoples learned to avoid high concentration of the gas after watching their kin wander into a bog or swamp and die from asphyxiation.

H2S is one of the leading causes of fatalities in the petroleum industry, but it has existed as a workplace hazard for centuries. Miners referred to underground pockets of H2S as “swamp damp”. Multiple fatalities were common, and although workers understood the dangers of H2S, a lack of training and non-existent safety standards meant only the lucky survived. Thankfully, we now understand H2S and the dangers it poses to those in the oil and gas industry and has made completing an Enform H2S Alive Training Course mandatory for employment in the oil and gas industry.

Hydrogen Sulfide in the Oil and Gas Industry

Found in petroleum deposits deep underground, H2S gas is released when workers and their equipment extract crude. When the underground pockets are disturbed, the gas is released and becomes a risk to anyone who comes into contact. MI Safety's Enform H2S Alive Training Course will teach you the properties of H2S gas, how it affects the respiratory system, and give students examples of incidents that will give them the knowledge to prevent fatalities on the worksite through the proper use of safety equipment, and specialized instruments.

MI Safety's Enform H2S Alive Training Course

MI Safety offers the Enform H2S Alive Training Course to ensure students are educated and safe on the job site. Over the eight-hour course length, students will utilize a combination of classroom and hands-on learning to develop the skills and knowledge to prevent accidents and save lives. If you're looking to protect your employees or launch your career into the oil and gas industry. For more information on receiving your H2S Alive Training Course certification, contact MI Safety today!

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