A common chemical in the manufacture of plastics, detergents, pesticides, and other chemicals, benzene is one of the top 20 chemicals widely produced, by volume, in the United States. It evaporates into the air quickly and dissolves slightly in water. Benzene is also highly flammable and is a proven carcinogen; it has caused luekemia in people who have had varied amounts of exposure.
Long-term exposure can affect bone marrow and blood production and have drastic effects on human reproduction. Short-term exposure to high levels of benzene can even cause drowsiness, dizziness, unconsciousness, and death. Benzene: Knowledge Is Power & Safety will teach your workers how to minimize exposure and protect themselves.
Benzene: Knowledge Is Power & Safety covers a broad range of topics from engineering controls, enclosure, and containment to evaporation limits, pumping, and HAZCOM.
Languages: English, Spanish
A DuPont Sustainable Solutions release