The Benzene Case: Industrial Union v American Petroleum


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Which federal agency is responsible for developing safety standards and regulations meant to keep employees safe in the workplace?

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1. There is evidence linking higher cancer rates with airborne benzene exposures higher than 100 ppm; this indicates that benzene is a(n) _____.

2. Comparing the costs of implementing a regulation with the potential benefits received by employees is an example of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Industrial Union versus American Petroleum court case will be addressed in these study materials. You'll be responsible for knowing about topics like benzene exposures and a federal agency that regulates workplace safety standards.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Address the following areas:

  • Regulation in proportion to employee benefits
  • The Secretary of Labor's role in this court case
  • The results of the case

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the cost of regulation and employee benefits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the federal agency that is responsible for mandating safety in the workplace
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about benzene exposures

Additional Learning

The lesson named The Benzene Case: Industrial Union v American Petroleum will teach you more about the following study points:

  • A background of the court case
  • The lowest technologically feasible limit allotted for certain chemicals in the air
  • The American Petroleum Institute (API)