Many workers are unaware of the potential hazards in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to injury. The following references aid in recognizing these hazards and the health effects associated with carcinogens in the workplace.
- PubChem. The National Library of Medicine (NLM).
- Report on Carcinogens (RoC). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Toxicology Program (NTP). Identifies and discusses agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances that may pose a health hazard due to their carcinogenicity. The listing of substances in the RoC only indicates a potential hazard and does not establish the exposure conditions that would pose cancer risks to individuals.
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks for Humans. World Health Organization.
- Mechanism of Non-genotoxic Occupational Carcinogens. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Research.
- Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets. New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Includes detailed reports on specific chemicals, covering hazard summaries, identification, exposure routes, health hazards, and ways of reducing exposure.
- International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Summarizes essential health and safety information.
- Occupational Cancer. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Estimates that approximately 20,000 cancer deaths and 40,000 new cases of cancer each year in the U.S. are attributable to occupation.
- Diesel Exhaust. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Isocyanates. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Lead. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Metalworking Fluids. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Silica, Crystalline. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Synthetic Mineral Fibers. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.