A Factual Update was released by the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concerning a H2S release that resulted in two fatalities, summarized below. A few common hazards standout in this incident, even if do not operate a water-flood station.
- Many hazards around the front-end and back-end of processes are overlooked. Raise awareness outside of the main process area, such as chemical transfer and storage, waste-water disposal, venting and flare facilities.
- Don’t overlook maintenance of the safeguards that are your last line of defense, such as PPE, monitors and automatic shutoff devices.