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Hydrogen Sulfide

	Hydrogen Sulfide

NIOSH Resources

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-149
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

International Chemical Safety Cards
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program
The FACE program concentrates on investigations of fatal occupational injuries. The primary intent of this program is to provide interested users with access to the full text of hundreds of fatality investigation reports.

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program

Number Title
01MI061, 01MI063 Two Individuals Overcome By Hydrogen Sulfide Gas While Cleaning a Farm Facility Water Well With 28% Liquid Muriatic Acid.
94MN057 Waste Hauling Service Worker Dies After He Collapsed In An Underground Manure Waste Pit.
94MN045 Farmer Asphyxiated in Manure Waste Pit.
92NJ020 Police Officer Drowns After Being Overcome by Hydrogen Sulfide While Attempting Rescue of Construction Worker
91CO074 Sanitation Worker Dies When Rescuing Co-worker From Underground Sewer Vault.
9228 Hog Farm Co-Owner and Employee Die of Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning in Manure Pit--Minnesota.
8928 Two Maintenance Workers Die After Inhaling Hydrogen Sulfide in Manhole.
8946 Five Family Members Die After Entering Manure Waste Pit on Dairy Farm.

NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Deaths of Farm Workers in Manure Pits
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-103 (May 1990)
This Alert describes seven deaths from asphyxiation (suffocation) that occurred during two incidents involving entry into manure pits.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-158 (May 1977)
Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to Hydrogen sulfide to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Comprehensive Safety Recommendations for Land-Based Oil and Gas Well Drilling
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 83-127 (September 1983)

NIOSH Occupational Health Guideline for Hydrogen Sulfide [PDF - 22 KB]

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Hydrogen Sulfide

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry - ToxFAQs: Hydrogen Sulfide

Toxicological Profile for Hydrogen Sulfide (ATSDR)

OSHA Sampling and Analytical Methods: Hydrogen Sulfide

OSHA Chemical Sampling Information: Hydrogen Sulfide

OSHA (Oil and Gas Well Drilling): Hydrogen Sulfide

OSHA Fact Sheet: Hydrogen Sulfide

New Jersey's Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Hydrogen Sulfide

Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety and Health Chemical Profile: Hydrogen Sulfide

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Hydrogen Sulfide

EPA Toxicological Review of Hydrogen Sulfide

EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (EPA): Hydrogen Sulfide

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Hydrogen Sulfide

NLM (Haz-Map): Hydrogen Sulfide

European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS): Hydrogen Sulfide

WHO (CICAD 53): Hydrogen Sulfide

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 19): Hydrogen Sulfide

WHO (Air Quality Guidelines): Hydrogen Sufide

WHO - Hydrogen Sulfide in Drinking-water