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• Publication Date: 09/11/1987
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 52:34460-578
• Standard Number: 1910.1028
• Title: Benzene
• Abstract: Amendment of existing standard for Occupational Exposure to Benzene. The revised standard reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 10 parts benzene per million parts of air (10 ppm) to an eight (8)-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 1 ppm and a short-term exposure limit (STEL) of 5 ppm. Provides for methods of compliance, personal protective equipment, employee monitoring, medical surveillance, medical removal protection, communication of hazards to employees, regulated areas, and recordkeeping. The amended standard takes effect on December 10, 1987.

Abstract:

Amendment of existing standard for Occupational Exposure to Benzene.
The revised standard reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL)
from 10 parts benzene per million parts of air (10 ppm) to an eight
(8)-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 1 ppm and a short-term
exposure limit (STEL) of 5 ppm. Provides for methods of compliance,
personal protective equipment, employee monitoring, medical
surveillance, medical removal protection, communication of hazards
to employees, regulated areas, and recordkeeping. The amended
standard takes effect on December 10, 1987.

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