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Exposure Evaluation

The following references provide information on evaluating occupational exposures to 1,3-butadiene.

  • Chemical Sampling Information. OSHA. Presents, in concise form, data on a large number of chemical substances that may be encountered in industrial hygiene investigations. Basic reference for industrial hygienists engaged in OSHA field activity.
  • Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA maintains this chemical database as a convenient reference for the occupational safety and health community. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. This database originally was developed by OSHA in cooperation with EPA.
  • Locating and Estimating Air Emissions from Sources of 1,3-Butadiene (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Publication No. 454/R-96-008, (November 1996). Includes general descriptions of the emitting processes and identifies potential release points and emission factors.
Analytical Methods

The analytical methods recommended for 1,3-butadiene are OSHA Method 56 and NIOSH Method 1024.


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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