Benzene is a sweet-smelling, colorless liquid that can be extracted from coal and petroleum. Benzene is mostly used as a solvent in the manufacturing processes of medicines, dyes, linoleum, oil cloth, pesticides, plastics, paints and other coatings, varnishes, lacquers, explosives, and even gasoline. However, benzene is an extremely flammable substance and a known carcinogen that can cause other significant health problems. Employees who complete this course will display the ability to recognize the hazards, common sources and recommended safe work practices associated with benzene. This course is designed for all employees working in occupations that are associated with benzene hazards, and will help employers comply with OSHA’s regulations on benzene. This course is offered in English and Spanish.