Benzene

Standards

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

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 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).

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1028, Benzene.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1028, Benzene The requirements applicable to construction work under this section are identical to those set forth by 29 CFR 1910.1028.

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Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 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.

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

Additional Directives

Note: 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.