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Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Certification Training to be held March 18

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2005) -- The Institute for Corrosion & Multiphase Technology in cooperation with Ohio University Community and Professional Programs is sponsoring a workshop entitled, "Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety Certification Training" on March 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The course is designed to train individuals from various professions (oil and gas production, municipal workers, coal mining, etc) that may be exposed to H2S at or above 10 parts per million. Participants will gain technical skills, knowledge, and competency in H2S awareness, exposure, handling and safety. They will also learn about the physical and chemical properties of H2S, detection and monitoring, personal protective equipment, evacuation and rescue methods, and contingency plans that deal with H2S.

The instructors, Bruce N. Brown and John E. Goettge, are certified H2S safety instructors, trained at the Texas Engineering Extension Service H2S Instructor Development Course. They are both staff members of the Institute for Corrosion & Multiphase Technology at Ohio University.

The cost for the training is $129 per person which includes the seminar, course booklet, certification card valid for one year, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast.

For more information, a brochure or to register, contact Community and Professional Programs at (740) 593-2831 or visit www.ohiou.edu/noncredit/h2s.htm.

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Media Contact: Community & Professional Programs Coordinator, Lisa R. Kamody, (740) 593-2831 or kamody@ohio.edu

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