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Injury and Illness Prevention Program
The best Injury and Illness Prevention Programs involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers. When injury and illness prevention are part of the organization and a way of life, everyone wins.
Hot work is any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools, or that produces a source of ignition. Welding and cutting operations are common to drilling and servicing operations.
Hydrogen Sulfide Gas
Hydrogen Sulfide or sour gas (H2S) is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations.
H2S Special Precautions
Hydrogen Sulfide gas is very corrosive and causes metals to become brittle. Therefore, employers need to take special precautions when choosing equipment when they may reasonably expect to encounter H2S.