Carcinogen Safety

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Carcinogens are substances that can cause cancer, especially with multiple exposures over an extended period of time. These substances can be inhaled, ingested, absorbed, or injected and can occur in various forms and come from several sources. Carcinogens are capable of altering genetic material or causing congenital malformations. Workplace exposure can have serious health effects, so it's important to know the methods to limit exposure, as well as implementing appropriate Standard Operating Procedures for handling carcinogens. It is also important to understand the procedures for the safe use and disposal of cancer-causing substances. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • define carcinogen and associated terms
  • identify the routes of entry of carcinogens in humans
  • recognize terms associated with carcinogens and the routes of entry of carcinogens in humans
  • identify different types of hazard controls to reduce exposure to carcinogens
  • identify basic safety procedures for carcinogen use and disposal
  • recognize controls to reduce carcinogen exposure as well as safe procedures for using and disposing of carcinogens


  • What Are Carcinogens?
  • Carcinogen Routes of Entry
  • Knowledge Check: Carcinogens and Routes of Entry
  • Carcinogen Exposure Control
  • Safety Procedures for Carcinogen Use and Disposal
  • Knowledge Check: Exposure Control and Safe Use