Hydrogen Sulfide Safety (H2S)

Are you working within a lab at the University of Alberta where contact with H2S is possible? 

  • You need to do a proper hazard assessment, (identification and control) of your working environment. See EHS' HAWApp.
  • Please see our H2S Code of Practice outlining the requirements for the use of hydrogen sulfide at the University of Alberta.

Are you working off-campus on a research project in the vicinity where there is possible exposure to H2S? 

  • You need to do a proper hazard assessment, (identification and control) of your working environment.  See EHS' HAWApp and include with your Field Activities Plan before you go to the field site. 
  • If you are working on a particular lease site and collaborating with the company who is involved in the operations, follow their controls, training protocols to comply with access to the site.
  • Dependent upon your hazard assessment and level of risk identified, you may be required to take an H2S Awareness course or a H2S Alive Course. Both courses are offered by outside. Contact the Field Research Office for more information.
  • There are H2S monitors to borrow from EHS should your hazard assessment identify this device as a control. Please ask EHS for further information.