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Carcinogen Safety


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Target Audience
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Overview/Description
This course provides instruction on recognizing hazard management, use, and control of cancer-causing agents, or carcinogens. The learning objectives of this course are to define the terms associated with carcinogen safety, recognize the routes of entry of carcinogens into the body, and identify the methods of hazard control in relation to carcinogens. Furthermore, the course describes the basic safety rules for carcinogen use, identifies the substances that can cause cancer-related medical problems after repeated exposure, explores types of carcinogen hazard control, and identifies the characteristics of Standard Operating Procedures for handling carcinogens. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Health and safety professionals

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Carcinogen Safety

  • define terms associated with carcinogen safety
  • identify terms for substances that can cause medical problems after repeated exposure
  • identify the routes of entry of carcinogens in humans
  • identify engineering methods of hazard control specific to carcinogens
  • identify different types of carcinogen hazard control
  • cite basic safety rules for carcinogen use
  • identify characteristics of Standard Operating Procedures for handling carcinogens
  • Course Number:
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