Acute Toluene Exposure

Acute Toluene Exposure

Presented: Jun 21, 2022  Available until:

Toluene exposure can happen in many workplaces, especially in occupations such as printing and painting, where toluene is frequently used as a solvent. Workers using toluene-containing paints, varnishes, shellac, nail polish, glues and adhesives, rust preventives, or printing inks may be exposed to toluene. Employers are tasked with minimizing toluene exposure and its effects on workers’ health. As an occupational health and safety professional, it is important to know the health and safety hazards of toluene, how to recognize exposure, and what protective measures can be applied. During this webinar, we will introduce you to toluene’s Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs), describe how acute exposure affects the central nervous system (CNS), and explain how you can protect workers from acute occupational exposure.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Measure toluene in the workplace to identify work areas with high levels of toluene.
  2. Name the differences between toluene ERPG–3: 1000 ppm, ERPG–2: 300 ppm and ERPG
  3. Describe how acute exposure to toluene affects the central nervous system (CNS).
  4. Anticipate short peaks of toluene exposure in industrial locations.
  5. Protect workers from acute occupational exposure to toluene


Dr. Daniel Farcas, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Dr. Daniel Farcas has more than 20 years of experience in conducting scientific research and leading production teams in a variety of fields including public health, infection control, nanotechnology, microbiology, silica, and asbestos. He is author or co-author of numerous scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

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