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WFTE 145 - H2S Awareness

This half-day course is intended for all people who do not work directly with H2S (Hydrogen Sulphide) in the oil and gas industry. It is intended to bring awareness to the hazards of H2S to the general public such as loggers, tree planters, outdoor enthusiasts, etc., who may be in the vicinity of H2S for working, traveling or recreation purposes. It will also cover the steps to take if a release of gas is detected or encountered. This course will not replace the Enform H2S Alive.

 

Hours: 3.5 (Lecture Hours: 3.5)

 

Total Weeks:

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
Introduction (30 minutes)
- Course duration
- Course outcome (awareness only)
- Review incidents
Hazards (45 minutes)
- MSDS
- Properties
- Health hazards - how they enter the body
- OEL
- Other hazards - hydro-carbon gas, oxygen hazard
How to protect (30 minutes)
- Where can a release happen
- Signage
- What to do if a release happens - get out of area - alarm goes off
- SCBA/SABA - Demo SCBA - WCB regulations for breathing apparatus
Detection equipment (60 minutes)
- Types - tube types/electronics
- Pros and cons
- Pre-use checks
- Bump tests
- Calibrations
- Demo - tube/electronic
Silent Sniper video (10 minutes)
Handouts:
- Incidents
- MSDS
- WCB regulations for breathing apparatus
Hazards
- MSDS
- Properties
- Health hazards - how they enter the body
- OEL
How to protect
- What to do if a release happens
- Alarm goes off
- SCBA/SABA - demo SCBA
- WCB regulations for breathing apparatus
Detection equipment
- Types - tube types/electronics
- Pros and cons
- Pre-use checks
- Bump tests

- Calibrations

 

Learning Outcomes:

Students will have an awareness of hazards when working, traveling, or playing within a sour gas area.

 

Grading System: Attendance

 

Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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