Who Should Take This Course?
Our Benzene Awareness for General Industry and Construction course provides general awareness of the risks of benzene exposure and the OSHA regulatory requirements to protect employees who work with benzene. Employers must train employees and provide information at the time of their initial assignment if benzene is present in the work area. Where benzene concentrations are above the action level, annual training and information must also be provided. This course may be taken as initial training or annual refresher training.
Benzene is highly flammable and widely used in the United States. Benzene is a natural part of crude oil and gasoline, and it’s also used in making other chemicals. At room temperature, benzene is a colorless or light yellow liquid that has a sweet odor. Short- and long-term benzene exposure can cause serious health effects, such as unconsciousness, cancer, and death.
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