Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why is Hydrogen Sulfide listed in the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) category for Hydro Carbon operations?

H2S is identified as Major Accident Hazard (MAH) in Hydro carbon operations. Each day, many workers in the oil and Gas, petrochemical, construction, waste water, paper-pulp and other industries are exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless, transparent gas with a characteristic of a rotten-egg odor at low concentrations and not detectable by odor at high concentrations. Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula H2S (chemical symbol).

It is highly flammable and toxic, even at low concentrations. HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) gave H2S a flammability rating of 4, which is the highest rating. It is heavier than air and may travel along the ground. It can build up in low-lying areas, and in confined spaces (including enclosed, poorly ventilated areas). After a while at low or more quickly at high concentrations, you can no longer smell it to warn you it’s there. It can quickly, almost immediately, overcome unprepared workers, including rescue workers.

H2S is very poisonous, corrosive.

The Power of Visual Communication in Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)

What is EHS..?

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) is a very important factor for the companies that considers environmental protection, occupational health and safety at work as a necessity.

It is a major challenge that face companies in today’s business world. The protection of employee’s health in the workplace is the major concern. Additionally, the companies are becoming more and more concerned about the environment in their communities and where they do business.

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