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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

Regulations

Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, 1995

Annexure 1

Carcinogenic Compounds

 

 

 

Substance

Carcinogenicity

Acetaldehyde
CH3CHO

Animal Carcinogen

Acrylamide
CH2=CHCONH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Acrylonitrile
CH2=CHCN

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Aldrin
C12H8Cl6

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Allyl Chloride
CH2=CHCH2Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

4-Aminodiphenyl
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Amitrole
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Aniline and homologues
C6H5NH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Anisidine (o & p) isomers
NH2C6H4OCH3

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Antimony compounds - as Sb
Sb

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Arsenic and compounds except Arsine (as As)
As

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Arsine
AsH3

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Asbestos - all forms
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Asphalt - petroleum fumes
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Benz(a)anthracene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Benzene
C6H6

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Benzidine
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Benzo(b)flouranthene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Benzo(a)pyrene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Benzyl acetate
 

Animal Carcinogen

Benzyl Chloride
C6H5CH2Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Beryllium and compounds - as Be
Be

Suspected Human Carcinogen

1,3-Butadiene (Buta-1,3-diene)

CH2=CHCH=CH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

tert-Butyl Chromate - as CrO3
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Cadmium compounds
Cd

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Calcium Chromate
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Captafol (ISO)
C10H9Cl4NO2S

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Captan (ISO)
C9H8Cl3NO2S

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Carbon Black
C

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Carbon Tetrachloride
CCl4

Animal Carcinogen

Chlordane (ISO)
C10H6Cl8

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Chlorinated Camphene (Toxaphene)
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Chlorodiphenyl (42% Chlorine)
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Chlorodiphenyl (54% Chlorine)
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Chloroform
CHCl3

Suspected Human Carcinogen

bis(Chloromethyl) ether
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Chloromethyl methyl ether
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

beta-Chloroprene
CH2=CClCH=CH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Chromite Ore processing - as Cr
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Chromium IV compounds
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Chromyl Chloride
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Chrysene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Coal Tar pitch volatiles - as cyclohexane solubles
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Cobalt metal - dust and fumes
Co

Animal Carcinogen

Crotonaldehyde
CH3CH=CHCHO

Suspected Human Carcinogen

DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)
C14H9Cl5

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Diazomethane
CH2N2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dichloroacetylene
ClCCCl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

p-Dichlorobenzene
C6H4Cl2

Animal Carcinogen

3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

1,4-Dichloro-2-butene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dichloroethyl ether
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

1,3-Dichloropropene
CHClCHCH2Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dieldrin (ISO)
C12H6Cl6O

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Diglycidyl ether (DGE)
(OCH2CHCH2)2O

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dimethyl carbamoyl chloride
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

1,1-Dimethyl hydrazine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dimethyl sulphate
(CH3)2SO4

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dinitrotoluene
CH3C6H3(NO2)2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Dioxane
OCH2CH2OCH2CH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Di-sec-octyl phthalate
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Epichlorohydrin
OCH2CHCH2Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Ethyl acrylate
CH2=CHCOOC2H5

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Ethyl bromide
C2H5Br

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Ethylene dibromide
BrCH2CH2Br

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Ethylene dichloride
ClCH2CH2Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Ethylene imine
CH2CH2NH

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Ethylene oxide
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Formaldehyde
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Gasoline
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide
C10H5Cl7

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Hexachlorobenzene - Skin
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Hexachlorobutadiene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Hexachloroethane
CCl3CCl3

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Hexamethyl phosphoramide
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Hydrazine
NH2NH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Lead - inorganic dusts and fumes - as Pb
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Lead Chromate
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Lindane
C6H5Cl6

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Methoxychlor (ISO)
C16H15Cl3O2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Methyl bromide - Skin
CH3Br

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Methyl chloride
CH3Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Methylene chloride (Dichloromethane)
CH2Cl2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

4,4'-Methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) (MOCA)
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

4,4'-Methylene dianiline
H2NC6H4CH2C6H4NH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Methyl hydrazine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Methyl iodide
CH3I

Suspected Human Carcinogen

beta-Naphthylamine
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Nickel metal and insoluble compounds
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Nickel, soluble compounds as Ni
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

p-Nitrochlorobenzene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

4-Nitrodiphenyl
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

2-Nitropropane
CH3CH(NO2)CH3

Suspected Human Carcinogen

N-Nitrosodimethylamine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Oil mist, mildly refined cont. benzene
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

Pentachlorophenol
C6Cl5OH

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Perchloroethylene (Tetrachloroethylene)
CCl2=CCl2

Animal Carcinogen

N-Phenyl-beta-naphthylamine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

o-Phenylenediamine
C6H4(NH2)2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Phenylglycidylether (Phenyl-2,3-epoxypropylether)
C6H5OCH2CHCH2O

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Phenylhydrazine
C6H5NHNH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Propane sultone
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

beta-Propiolactone
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Propylene dichloride
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Propylene imine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Propylene oxide
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Rosin, core solder pyro products - formaldehyde
 

Sensitiser, reduce exposure as much as possible

Strontium chromate as Cr
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Styrene, monomer
C6H5CHCH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Tetranitromethane
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

o-Tolidine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

o-Toluidine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

p-Toluidine
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

1,1,2-Trichloroethane
CH2ClCHCl2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Trichloroethylene
 

Not Suspected as a Human Carcinogen

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
CH2ClCHClCH2Cl

Suspected Human Carcinogen

2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
CH3C6H2(NO2)3

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Uranium, all compounds - as U
U

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Vinyl acetate
CH3COOCHCH2

Animal Carcinogen

Vinyl bromide
CH2CHBr

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Vinyl chloride
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen

4-Vinyl cyclohexene
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Vinyl cyclohexene dioxide
C6H12O2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Vinylidene chloride
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Welding fumes
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Wood dust (certain hardwoods)
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Soft wood dusts
 

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Xylidene, mixed isomers
(CH3)2C6H3NH2

Suspected Human Carcinogen

Zinc chromates
 

Confirmed Human Carcinogen