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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.

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.

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]

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Benzene

ATSDR (ToxFAQs): Benzene

Toxicological Profile for Benzene (ATSDR)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Benzene

OSHA Standard 1910.1028: Benzene

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Benzene [PDF - 34 KB]

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS): Benzene

Toxicity Profile (RAIS): Benzene

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Benzene

EPA (Air Toxics): Benzene

EPA-Benzene in Drinking Water

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Benzene

NLM (Haz-Map): Benzene

NLM (Household Products Database): Benzene

Report on Carcinogens (Twelfth Edition): Benzene

IARC Monograph (Vol. 29): Benzene [PDF - 85 KB]

IARC (Supplement 7): Benzene

European Chemical Substance Information System (ESIS): Benzene

IPCS (Poisons Information Monograph 63): Benzene

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 150): Benzene

American Cancer Society: Benzene