Methane Safety

Prerequisites:  This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 1 hour - Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size:  The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates with the sources, hazards and effects of Methane.
  • Provide delegates with warning, monitoring and detection systems for Methane.
  • Provide delegates with the information needed to successfully choose and wear respirators.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations

Successful Course Completion

  • N/A

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks:  10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch:  1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline

About Methane

  • Key Terms
    • Auto Ignition
    • Flammable Limits
  • What is Methane?
    • Composition
    • Flammability Range
  • What are the Health and Safety Issues Related to Methane?

Effects of Methane

  • Health Factors
  • First Aid Measures
  • Respiratory System Effects and Displacement of Oxygen

Methane Detection

  • Methods of Detection (advantages/disadvantages)
    • Calorimetric Tubes
    • Personal Electronic Detectors
    • Fixed Detectors

Respiratory Protection

  • Common Effects from Respirator Use
  • Breathing Air Composition
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Fit Testing
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
    • Medical Requirements
  • Respirator Usage
  • Respirator Inspection
  • Respirator Maintenance
  • Proper Donning/Doffing
  • Respirator Storage

Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None
  • Course ID #: MA111


Oct 02 2023


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