Ethyl benzene (CAS 100-41-4) is a colourless flammable liquid with a petrol-like odour. It is a monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. It is mainly used in the manufacture of styrene and other chemicals.
Examples of other work activities involving ethyl benzene that require special attention include:
- oil and gas extraction
- coal tar and petroleum processing facilities
- manufacturing of styrene
- manufacture and use of chemicals containing ethyl benzene including paints, varnishes, solvents, carpet glue, ink and pesticides containing ethyl benzene
- motor vehicle refinishing
This guide provides information for those registered medical practitioners engaged by a PCBU to carry out or supervise health monitoring for workers. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the following: