Toxicology (HAZWOPER)

  • 4 topics | 21m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course focuses on the study of toxins, their safe limits, and their adverse effects on living organisms. While the subject of toxicology is complex, it is necessary to understand the basic concepts in order to make logical decisions concerning the protection of personnel from chemical exposure. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to define the types of toxic agents, identify the four routes by which toxicants enter the body, recognize adverse responses to toxic chemical exposure, identify the principles of chemical exposure limits, and describe the factors that influence the adverse effects of chemical exposure. 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 the categories of chemical toxins
  • identify the routes of entry into the body of hazardous substances
  • identify signs and symptoms of toxic exposure
  • define terms associated with exposure to toxic substances
  • identify terms that describe the various combined effects of two chemicals


  • Chemical Toxins
  • Exposure to Toxic Substances
  • Toxicology Terms
  • Chemical Interactions