Carcinogens are substances that are known to or are suspected of causing cancer. This topic describes the specific duties on suppliers, employers and employees related to the control of carcinogens in the workplace.

Employers' Duties

  • Employers have specific duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended) if a substance or mixture is defined as a carcinogen. Substances or mixtures are defined as carcinogens under COSHH if they are either:

    • classified under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation (EC) 1272/2008) or GB CLP as a Category 1 (A or B) or 2 carcinogen

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