Article | July 25, 2018

Avoiding The Deadly Legacy Of Hydrogen Sulfide

Source: Emerson

Workplace fatalities are devastating to families, friends, and employers alike, and they are especially tragic when resulting from a preventable incident. Whether it be a lapse in safety judgement, a lack of proper monitoring equipment and protocol, or the pervasiveness of human error, employers must always be attentive to factors that could lead to severe worker injuries or death.

In the wastewater treatment space, these incidents are often the result of exposure to lethal amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). Two recent high-profile cases – one occurring in Texas and the other in Florida – highlighted the importance of remaining vigilant around the toxic substance.