Carcinogens are agents that can cause cancer. In industry, there are many potential exposures to carcinogens. Generally, workplace exposures are considered to be at higher levels than for public exposures. Safety data sheets (SDSs) should always contain an indication of carcinogenic potential.


Carcinogens are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.

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Hazard Recognition

Provides references that aid in recognizing these hazards and the health effects associated with carcinogens in the workplace.

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Evaluating Exposure

Provides information that may aid in evaluating occupational exposures and the health effects of carcinogens.

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Possible Solutions

Provides possible solutions for carcinogen hazards in the workplace.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to carcinogens.

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