Review of European oil industry benzene exposure data (1986 – 1992)

21 Nov 1994

This report summarizes over 2,000 occupational exposure data on benzene,measured in the period 1986-1992. Exposures for the various types of jobs are reviewed against a number of timeweightedaverage (TWA) criteria, including 1 ppm and 0.5 ppm. Most of the 8-hour TWA exposures were below 1 ppm and 62-100% at, or less than,0.5 ppm, depending on the job being undertaken. The results are similar to thosefound in a survey conducted in 1977-85.