Protecting Employees Against Hydrogen Sulfide Worksite Hazards

June is National Safety Month, which the National Safety Council says “focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace.” Organizations can observe the occasion by addressing both everyday safety issues, as well as lesser-known dangers. Although a majority of safety operations specialists and administrators stay up to date with federal, state and regional regulations necessary to keep their workforces safe, many are unaware of the protocols that pertain to hydrogen sulfide, otherwise known as H2S or sour gas. Unfortunately, this oversight becomes particularly hazardous for those working in high-risk environments that can produce H2S, which is the second most common cause of workplace gas inhalation fatalities after carbon monoxide.

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