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Document ID (ISN)30275
CIS number 78-1937
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington.
Title Occupational exposure to benzene.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1978, Vol.43, No.29, p.5918-5970.
Abstract This permanent standard (entry into force: 13 Mar. 1978) limits employee exposure to benzene to 1ppm averaged over 8h, with a ceiling level of 5ppm for any 15min period and an action level of 0.5ppm. It also provides limits on eye and skin contact with benzene. Other provisions relate to measurement of exposure, engineering controls, work practices, personal protective clothing and equipment, signs and labels, employee training, medical surveillance and recordkeeping. Sections of the document are devoted to health effects (general, acute, chronic); leukaemia; economic considerations; air monitoring; medical surveillance; compliance and other costs for petroleum refineries, coke plants, petrochemical industry, bulk terminals, oil and gas production, transport, laboratories, rubber products, and other industries; etc. Explanation of the standard.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; limitation of exposure; benzene; USA
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; cost of safety; health engineering; economic aspects; exposure evaluation; warning notices; directive; health hazards; safe working methods; exposure records; medical supervision; exposure tests; replaced; personal protective equipment
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Aromatic hydrocarbons