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Standards

Exposures to benzene are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, shipyard employment, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to Benzene.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.134, Respiratory protection. The amended respiratory protection standard added requirements for Assigned Protection Factors. This has resulted in amendments to the Benzene standard at 29 CFR 1910.1028(g)(2)(i) and 29 CFR 1910.1028(g)(3)(i).
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910.1028, Benzene
Maritime Industry (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Related Information
1915 Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1915.1028, Benzene. The requirements applicable to shipyard employment under this section are identical to those set forth by 29 CFR 1910.1028.
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1926.1128, Benzene. The requirements applicable to construction work under this section are identical to those set forth by 29 CFR 1910.1028.

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Directives
State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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