Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. Learn what we know about benzene and cancer risk.
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This is some data that can assist Mark in educating students and lessening the exposure to any lubricants, petrol's and the like. From the data and that fire fighters are part of the at risk groups Mark could look at the implementation of an engineering control if elimination and substitution are not viable. This control could be something such as a a sealed transfer device(also linked below). This reduces the likelihood of exposure and the total exposure should the unit fail. It does add another in that you have to fill the units and the ones pictured here also don't transfer petrol's however the point still stands. In summary Mark can use the exposure standards to implement controls to lesson exposure and risk manage the nvironment better.
I have also added the link below to the HSIS part of the Safe Work Australia website linked to Benzene. There is also an astract from a Benzene study. Finally there is some basic infor for lubricants: http://hsis.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ExposureStandards/Details?exposureStandardID=55