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Hydrogen Sulfide in the Gas and Oil Industry: Interim Work Practice Recommendations.
NIOSH 1976 Aug:4 pages
Some of the areas or activities in the gas and oil industry where there might be a potential exposure to hydrogen-sulfide (7783064) are listed. Work practices and recommendations are given for confined spaces: entry by permit only, ventilation, use of respirators; and suspect areas: monitoring, ventilation and personal protection. Monitoring, using an automatic audible warning device should be used in places where a sudden release of hydrogen- sulfide might not be expected. Initial and refresher training to alert employees to the dangers of hydrogen-sulfide should be implemented with instructions on the inspection, maintenance and repair of respiratory equipment.
Hydrogen-sulfide; Toxic-gases; Personal-protective-equipment; Gas-industry; Safety-measures; Warning-systems; Monitors;
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
Unpublished Report, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 pages
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division