Environmental Hazards

Benzene Awareness  

This course is designed to help you understand the dangers benzene poses, the measures you can put in place to minimise your risk of exposure and what to do if you are exposed to benzene.

What's included?

Course Description 

Benzene is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is used in a wide range of industrial processes and everyday products. Benzene is also toxic and carcinogenic.

Inhaling or ingesting benzene, or allowing it to come into contact with your skin, can have serious health effects. These range from mild symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness, to serious conditions caused by prolonged exposure, such as leukaemia and other cancers of the blood system.

Course Objectives

  • What benzene is and where it can be found

  • The effects of exposure to benzene

  • The safety precautions necessary to protect yourself against exposure

  • What to do if you are exposed to benzene