If you use Benzene, please read the following revised code, especially:

  • WAC 296-849-110 Basic Rules
  • WAC 296-849-130 Rules for Exposure Control Areas

You can view the revised code via WA L&I Web site.

The Department of Labor and Industries has rewritten and reorganized for clarity and ease of use the safety standards for benzene. The rules in chapter 296-62 WAC, General Occupational Health Standards, were rewritten and adopted as chapter 296-849 WAC. For a copy of this rule, please visit the WISHA Web site: