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General Safety and Health

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Safety and Health Program

The best Safety and Health Programs involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces incidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers. When Safety and Health Programs are part of the organization and a way of life, everyone wins.

Hot Work/Welding

Hot Work/Welding

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 Gas

Hydrogen Sulfide or sour gas (H2S) is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations.

H2S Special Precautions

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.

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