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H2 S Alive Medicine Hat

Energy Safety Canada: H2S Alive

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) occurs naturally in crude petroleum, natural gas, volcanic gases, and hot springs. It can also result from bacterial breakdown of organic matter.

Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, colorless gas with a characteristic odor of rotten eggs. It is commonly known as hydrosulfuric acid, sewer gas, and stink damp. People can smell it at low levels. At high concentrations, it can cause death.

H2S, or Hydrogen Sulfide, is a potentially life-threatening gas commonly encountered in various industrial settings. Its presence poses significant risks, necessitating critical training for workers on the hazards of H2S and the practical strategies and equipment used for protection.

This course provides foundational industry knowledge and instructs workers how to work safely in and around hydrogen sulphide environments. This helps participants understand the application of various practices and procedures they will encounter in the workplace. It also serves as an industry training prerequisite for most positions within the oil and gas domain.

Why H2S Alive Certification Matters

H2S Alive is recognized as the authoritative body in the oil and gas industry, dictating the standards for course delivery and instructor certification. Recognized H2S Alive training requires in-person attendance, guided by a certified instructor, to ensure the highest standards of safety and competency.


Course Requirements

To participate in the H2S Alive course, all students must present government-issued photo ID.

Training Equipment

High-Quality Breathing Apparatus

At Safety Connections, we use breathing apparatuses manufactured by the Mine Safe Appliance Co. (MSA). MSA equipment is the preferred choice among many of the leading oil, gas, mining and fire service companies in Western Canada. This ensures that our clients train with equipment they are likely to encounter in the field.


Each participant in our H2S Alive training course is provided with their own mask, ensuring a personal and focused learning experience. Post-training, all masks undergo thorough cleaning and sanitization in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

Electronic Monitors

The electronic monitors used during training are fully functional and are function-tested for each course. This ensures that the equipment meets and exceeds the required safety standards. Using field-standard equipment provides students with a hands-on experience that reflects industry scenarios. This practical training is crucial for developing an understanding of the equipment and its use in hazardous environments.

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