There are several ways to reduce exposure to 1,3-butadiene. The preferred approach is to utilize engineering controls such as ventilation and process modification. If these controls are not sufficient other controls may be implemented, including requiring respirator protection where ventilation is not feasible, requiring workers to shower and change into street clothes before leaving the plant, and issuing workers protective eye glasses and splash shields as needed.
|OSHA||1 ppm Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)|
|OSHA||5 ppm for 15 minute(s) Short-Term Exposure Limit (STEL)|
|NIOSH||1 ppm Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) for 8-hour Time Weighted Average (TWA)|
|ACGIH||2 ppm Threshold Limit Value (TLV), A-2 suspected human carcinogen|
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