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Benzene Awareness for General Industry

Course ID: CLK0221
Level: Introductory
Duration: 0 Hours 15 Minutes
Language: English

Benzene, otherwise known as CAS Number 71-43-2, is a carcinogen, or cancer-causing substance, that is commonly used in the production of gasoline, plastics, synthetic fibers, dyes, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, and more. Because it poses such serious health risks, it’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms of benzene exposure and prevent it from occurring. That’s why our Benzene Awareness for General Industry course offers benzene awareness training for all general industry professionals. In this 15-minute, introductory-level course, participants will learn more about this carcinogen and how to protect themselves on the job.

In this course, participants will learn what to do in the case of benzene exposure. Because it is used in so many industrial settings and products, this module covers the following relevant topics:

  • Benzene basics
  • Benzene properties
  • Benzene exposure
  • Safety requirements, including permissible exposure limits (PEL), time-weighted average limits (TWA), and immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) warnings as regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

This course was designed for members of the general industry workforce, including the following:

  • Workers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

Once participants complete the Benzene Awareness for General Industry course, they will be able to apply a six-step exposure evaluation process in the field. They will also learn more about benzene, the industries that use it, and how it reacts with other substances, including oxidants, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and halogens. Topics such as benzene exposure, safety standards, and exposure controls will also be covered.

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