The 13 chemicals covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Standard 29 CFR 1910.1003 are highly toxic and have been either determined to cause cancer, or determined to be highly likely to cause cancer, in humans.
The 13 carcinogens covered by the standard are:
- 3,3-Dichlorobenzidine (and its salts);
- bis-Chloromethyl ether;
- Methyl chloromethyl ether; and
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
This fully narrated course is built for success and includes interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks intended to prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed.
This course has a single final exam based upon the knowledge checks that appear in each section.
The final exam consists of 20 questions selected at random for a large pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objective of this 13 Carcinogens Awareness Online course is to provide a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with or around any of these substances, as required by OSHA.
The course will also introduce students to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for the 13 Carcinogens, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1910.1003.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify what the 13 carcinogens are;
- Describe where workers may encounter the 13 carcinogens;
- Explain the hazards associated with the 13 carcinogens and exposure to them;
- Describe the health effects of such exposure;
- State the essentials of OSHA’s 13 Carcinogens standard; and
- Identify and describe OSHA methods of compliance to prevent exposure.
According to the OSHA Standard, prior to being authorized to enter an area where entry and exit is restricted and controlled because of the presence of one or more of the 13 carcinogens (a "regulated area"), employees are required to receive a training and information program.
This program includes, among a number of other things, the nature of the carcinogenic hazards and the specific nature of the operation involving one of the carcinogens, a review of the OSHA standard, and specific information to aid employees in recognition and evaluation of conditions that may result in release of the carcinogen.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.