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Naturally Toxic - Benzene
Benzene is such a common component of our daily life that you probably didn’t realize you’ve come into contact with it. Benzene can be found in plastics, resins, adhesives, rubbers, lubricants, detergents, and pesticides. Benzene is also a known carcinogen that has been linked to bone marrow failure, leukemia, and cardiovascular disease.
With Benzene exposure being so harmful OSHA and The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health set very strict exposure limits and guidelines when working with Benzene. SafetyPlans.com has developed plans to effectively keep you and your employees safe!
Does the Benzene standard apply to me?
Quite Possibly. Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act) employers are responsible for protecting their employees from Benzene exposure or other potentially harmful materials.
More from OSHA's website:
Toxic and Hazardous Substances – Benzene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1028) is a regulation that prescribes safeguards to protect workers against health hazards related to Benzene exposure. It has provisions for exposure control plans, engineering and work practice controls, hazard communication and training, and recordkeeping. The standard imposes requirements on employers of workers who may be exposed to Benzene during the workday.