Millions of workers are exposed to solvents on a daily basis. Health hazards associated with solvent exposure include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairment, cancer, and dermatitis. Solvents share many chemical, physical, and biological properties that warrant national attention be directed to them as a group. In addition, many solvent groups or individual substances have special properties requiring more specialized control measures.
Exposures to solvents are addressed in specific OSHA standards for the general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related solvents.
In this course you will learn about the OSHA standards, hazards, exposure, possible solutions and worker’s rights.