Left Undone H2S Movie
Left Undone H2S Movie
If you have not seen this Left Undone H2S Movie you need to see it!
This video will have you really thinking we promise. The team at Express Energy Services brought in a film crew & actors to make video.
We thank them for bringing further awareness of the dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide in the Oil and Gas Industry. Visit Texas Training Center at TTCsafety.com
H2S Gas — What You Need To Know About Hydrogen Sulfide
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a gas is commonly found in a variety of places. Drilling and production of crude oil and natural gas. Wastewater treatment, farms, utility facilities and sewers. When organic materials break down in an environment where there is no oxygen.
Colorless, flammable, poisonous and corrosive, H2S gas is noticeable by its rotten egg smell. With toxicity similar to carbon monoxide, which prevents cellular respiration, monitoring and early detection of H2S could mean the difference between life and death.
Impact On Health (Short Term)
Gas is a silent threat, often invisible to the body’s senses. Inhalation is the primary route of exposure to hydrogen sulfide. Though it may be easily smelled by some people at small concentrations, continuous exposure to even low levels of H2S quickly deadens the sense of smell (olfactory desensitization).
Exposure to high levels of the gas can deaden the sense of smell instantly. Although the scent of H2S is a characteristic, smell is not a dependable indicator of H2S gas presence or for indicating increasing concentrations of the gas.
What It Does To Your Body
H2S irritates the mucous membranes of the body and the respiratory tract, among other things. Following exposure, short-term, or acute, symptoms may include a headache, nausea, convulsions, and eye and skin irritation. Injury to the central nervous system can be immediate and serious after exposure.
At high concentrations, only a few breaths are needed to induce unconsciousness, coma, respiratory paralysis, seizures, even death.
Impact On Health (Long Term)
Those having prolonged exposure to high enough levels of H2S gas to cause unconsciousness may continue to experience headaches, reduced attention span and motor functions. Pulmonary effects of H2S gas exposure may not be apparent. Up to 72 hours following removal from the affected environment.
Delayed pulmonary edema, a buildup of excess fluid in the lungs, may also occur following exposure to high concentrations.
H2S does not accumulate in the body, but repeated/prolonged exposure to moderate levels can cause low blood pressure, headache, loss of appetite and weight loss. Prolonged exposure to low levels may cause painful skin rashes and irritated eyes. Repeated exposure over time to high levels of H2S may cause convulsions, coma, brain and heart damage, even death.
Many folks around the world have seen this video & been shown at countless safety meetings / orientations. When ever you have the potential of dealing with H2S on location hands must remember. Do it right as there is no second chances when dealing with H2S.
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