PEC / Veriforce Hydrogen Sulfide (H2s) Clear Certification Summary
Hydrogen Sulfide, or H2S, is a hazard that creeps up on you. You can’t see it, and if the concentration is high enough, you can’t smell it. This toxic gas is colorless and collects in low lying areas. H2S is so powerful that it can kill you with one breath. It is known as the “Silent Killer.”
- This course can be taking by in person, instructor led, or virtual instructor led.
- H2S Clear will improve employee safety performance for General Industry workers who may come in contact with hydrogen sulfide during their regular day to day job duties.
- While not only improving safety performance, this course also provides crucial knowledge of the dangers of H2s and the the precautions, tools and control necessary.
- This course covers the current classroom requirements of ANSI Z390.1, and is designed to meet the new ANSI requirements.
- It is recommended to complete Safeland and Safe Gulf, prior to taking H2s Clear, in order to meet general industry standards.
- Students will receive written exams to verify their competency in Safe Construction topics.
- Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive their PEC ID Card.
PEC Safe Construction meets minimum requirements for an Awareness-Level orientation in the following topics:
- Buddy Systems
- Burning Flaring and Venting
- Characteristics of Hydrogen Sulfide
- Corrective Actions and Shutdown Procedures
- Dispersion Models
- Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide on Metals
- Emergency Response and Evacuation
- Emerging Technology
- Engineering Controls
- First Aid and Post-Exposure Evaluation
- Hydrogen Sulfide in Confined Spaces
- Health Effects
- Ignition Sources
- Methods for Detecting and Monitoring
- Operation of Safety Equipment and Life Support Systems
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Physical Properties
- Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
- Rescue Techniques
- Respiratory Protection
- Sources of Hydrogen Sulfide
- State and Federal Regulation Requirements
- Warning Signs
- Warning Systems
- Well Control (Drilling Operations)
- Wind Direction
- Work Procedures