Benzene FAQs

Course Overview
In this introductory Benzene online training course, the main sources of exposure, what to do to prevent exposure and signs of exposure are covered. Benzene safety is very important - it is a known cause of cancer and is used in many industrial processes. There are other risks associated to benzene exposure, which are also covered in this benzene course.

Intended Audience
This benzene safety program is useful for all levels of general industry workers who may be exposed to benzene during their work.

General Industry Workers
General Industry Supervisors
General Industry Managers
Learning Objectives
Benzene safety training is needed because benzene is used in many settings and products, and is a known cause of cancer. Industrial workers are highly likely to be exposed to benzene at some point, and this class explains what to do in case of exposure. We will discuss acceptable exposure limits and standards of protection.

Course Topics
Introduction to Benzene
Properties of Benzene
Exposure to Benzene
Safety Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Federal OSHA
CAS Number 71-43-2
Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
Time-weighted Average Limit (TWA)
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)
Features and Benefits
By taking ClickSafety’s Benzene online safety class and completing it successfully, you will learn the 6 steps of the exposure evaluation process. Other topics include knowing how and where workers might be exposed, safety standards, exposure controls, as well as:

Industries that use benzene
Other names for benzene
How benzene reacts with oxidants, nitric acid, sulfuric acid and halogens