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Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety at Railcar Offloading Facility

Destree Consulting, Inc. on the scene of one of its latest consulting projects, Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) safety and emergency response at a petroleum pipeline company crude oil railcar loading facility in the metro Chicago, Illinois area.  Aspects of H2S safety included ANSI/ASSE Z390.1 - 2006 (R2010) Accepted Practices of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training Programs based Hydrogen Sulfide safety and emergency response, detection, rescue and respiratory protection. 

Management and operations staff were trained, tested and certified to work at the railcar loading facility.  Hazards of Crude oil (various grades), flammable liquids and liquefied petroleum gases, benzene and H2S toxicity, use of multi-gas hazardous atmosphere monitors and instruments, respiratory hazards and 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection standard (classroom theory and hands-on competency) were covered and thoroughly explored.  Consulting and related operations training course was instructed by certified (ANSI – Texas A&M) Hydrogen Sulfide Safety instructor Keith Destree, CSP, CET.

Keith B. Destree, CSP Hydrogen Sulfide -


Emergency Response and  Preplanning Consultants

Keith B. Destree,

CSP, CET, NESHTA Master Instructor, CIT, NREMT



(815) 347-4849 (Direct and 24 Hour Emergency Response)


West Shore Pipe Line Company:  


"When I became the Area Supervisor . . . the responsibility of providing monthly safety & training meetings for my area was mine.  I turned to Keith Destree of Destree Consulting, Inc. for these needs after working with him years ago on the same issues. Destree Consulting, Inc.  has provided West Shore Pipe Line Co. with professional, detailed monthly safety and training meetings, emergency response, and confined space entry in my maintenance area. I continue to use Destree Consulting for these needs today, and know that when Keith Destree is conducting our training or responses, he brings years of valuable experience and knowledge to our company.  I can always count on Destree Consulting, Inc., and they deliver."  

Mark Werckle, Chicago District Central Area Supervisor.



Solving Chemical and Safety & Health Hazards for:

  • Petroleum Industry

  • Chemical Industry

  • Petroleum Pipeline Industry

  • Department of Defense

  • Department of Energy

  • Marine Terminal

  • Petrochemical Industry

  • Environmental Industry

  • Paper/Pulp Industry/End User

  • Ammonia Industry/End User

  • Heavy Industry

  • Steel & Coke Industry

  • Refineries

  • Fire Departments

  • Industrial Fire Brigades

  • Public Works

  • Utilities

  • University and Industrial Laboratories

  • Industrial Security



Safety - Your Company's Most Important Product

Certified Emergency Response/Environmental Protection Training Services

Certified Safety and Regulatory Compliance Training:

Destree Consulting, Inc. has trained thousands of Industrial, Fire Brigade and Professional Firefighters and Emergency Haz Mat Responders and Teams supporting safety, loss prevention and regulatory compliance for industry and government throughout the nation.

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Training

  • Confined Space Entry Training

  • Respiratory Protection Training

  • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) training

  • Site Specific Regulatory and Compliance Training

  • Hazardous Materials Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 29 CFR 1910.120/Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA); NFPA 471/472

  • Hazard Communications (HAZ COMM) 29 CFR 1910.1200

  • Personal Respiratory Protective Equipment 29 CFR 1910.134

  • Permit Required Confined Space 29 CFR 1910.146

  • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 29 CFR 1910.147

  • Fire Fighting and Fire Brigade Operations

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Fall Protection Equipment & Hazard Control

  • Incident Command System (NIMS) EMA ICS Training

  • Department of Transportation

  • Excavation and Trenching & Shoring Hazards


Chemical Specific Training:


  • Reactive and Combustible Metals

  • Compressed and Liquefied Gases

  • Ultra High Hazard/Toxic Gases

  • Sulfur Dioxide, Sulfur Trioxide

  • Anhydrous Ammonia

  • Cryogenic Materials

  • Carbon Monoxide

  • Hydrofluoric Acid

  • Hydrogen Sulfide

  • Fuming Acids (HF, SO2, SO3)

  • Isocyanates

  • Chlorine

  • Time Sensitive and Hazardous Peroxide Forming Chemicals


Certified Emergency Support Services:

  • Onsite Safety Officer Consulting Services

  • Onsite Weather and Wind Datalogging Services

  • Onsite Hazardous Materials Emergency and regulatory compliance services

  • Onsite Hazardous Atmosphere Monitoring and Datalogging

Safety - Your Company's Most Important Product

Petroleum & Pipeline Industry Support Services

Destree Consulting, Inc. has 35 + years in supporting safety and regulatory compliance throughout the Petroleum and Pipeline Industries.

Certified Safety Professional Services onsite at Your Facilities:           

  • Integrity Management Support Services

  • Safety Program Site Specific and corporate compliance plans

  • Site Safety Audits

  • DOT Regulatory and Compliance Recordkeeping Management Services

  • Storage Tank Fire System Consulting

  • Storage Tank Firefighting Pre-Fire Plans

  • Firefighting foam QA/QC Onsite Testing

  • Site Specific Safety Plans

  • Pipeline Nitrogen Inerting Operations Safety

  • HAZWOPER Emergency Response Operations and/or SOGs

  • SOP / SOG Development [Standard Operating Procedures – Standard Operating Guidelines]

  • OSHA Personal Respiratory Protection Plans

  • OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT) Plans

  • OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Compliance Plans Onsite Compressed, Cryogenic and Liquefied Gases Emergencies Consulting

  • Computer Based Training (CBT) Subject Matter Expert – Hazardous Materials/EHS/Fire and Rescue

  • Video Production Training Subject Matter Expert – Hazardous Materials/EHS/Fire and Rescue

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