NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.
- Benzene (CAS No. 71-43-2 )
International Chemical Safety Cards
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.
Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.
NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.
- Volatile Organic CPDS (Screening) (No. 2549)[PDF - 93 KB]
- Benzene by portable GC (No. 3700)[PDF - 20 KB]
- Hydrocarbons, Aromatic (No. 1501)[PDF - 135 KB]
The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB)Developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community, The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event.
NIOSH Criteria Documents: Revised Recommendation for an Occupational Exposure Standard for Benzene
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. NONE (1976)
Presents a revised standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to Benzene over a working lifetime.
NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Benzene
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-137 (1974)
Presents a standard to prevent the adverse effects of exposure to Benzene over a working lifetime.
Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Benzene[PDF - 311 KB]
New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Benzene[PDF - 34 KB]
IARC Monograph (Vol. 29): Benzene[PDF - 85 KB]
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