Benzene is an organic chemical compound that naturally occurs as a component of crude oil. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a distinctive sweet odor. Benzene is flammable and its vapors can form explosive mixtures.
Benzene vapors are heavier than air and the vapors may build up or spread along the ground. These vapors can be ignited by open flames or sparks at locations remote from the site at which benzene is handled.
Because of benzene’s sweet aroma, it was used as an aftershave in the 19th and early-20th centuries. Bad idea – Benzene is a cancer causing agent and presents significant health risks.
This module takes 30 minutes to complete. At the end of this module, you must obtain an 80% or higher on the Test Your Knowledge for it to be marked as complete. You have unlimited attempts and the highest attempt is recorded.