4.2 Scheduled Carcinogenic Substances

This part applied to scheduled carcinogenic substances in addition to Part 4.1 (Hazardous Substances).

The substances regulated under this part are those listed in Schedule 10 and Schedule 11 of the regulations.

173 Supply of scheduled carcinogenic substances

Suppliers cannot supply a scheduled carcinogenic substance to a person unless that person holds a licence specific to that substance.

The supplier must:

  • record the name and address of the person to whom the substance is supplied; and
  • record the name and quantity of the substance; and
  • obtain a copy of the relevant licence
  • retain record and copy of licence for at least 5 years

174 Requirement to hold carcinogens licence

Only a person with a licence issued under Part 6.1 (Licences) - or employees of that person - are permitted to use (work or carry out an activity) a Schedule 10 (Prohibited) carcinogenic substance. All work must be done in a laboratory only.

Persons and employees of those persons who hold a licence issued under Part 6.1 (Licences) are permitted to use a Schedule 11 (Restricted) carcinogenic substance in laboratories and other workplaces.

The supplier of a scheduled carcinogen does not have to hold a licence if the substance is in a sealed container that is not intended to be opened at the supplier's premises.

175 Records

An employer must keep a record of each person who works with a scheduled carcinogenic substance and retain the record for a period of 30 years from the date the person last worked with a scheduled substance.  The record must contain:

  1. the person's full name;
  2. date of birth;
  3. residential address during the period the person worked with the substance;
  4. the name of each scheduled carcinogenic substance the person worked with;
  5. the period of time the person worked with the substance/s

176 Statement of work with a scheduled carcinogenic substance

If a person has worked with a scheduled carcinogenic substance, the employer must give the person a written statement when the person ceases to work at the workplace. The statement must contain:

  1. the name of any scheduled carcinogenic substance the person worked with;
  2. the period of time the person worked with the substance/s;
  3. details of how and where the records retained under reg 175 may be obtained; and
  4. a statement advising the person to have periodical health assessments and details of the types of tests that are relevant.

Schedule 10: Prohibited Carcinogenic Substances

 Substance NameChemical Abstract Number
12 - Acetylaminofluorine53-96-3
2Aflatoxins 
34 - Aminodiphenyl92-67-1
4Benzidine
(including benzidine dihydrochloride)
92-87-5 including
531-85-1
5bis(Chloromethyl) ether542-88-1
6Chloromethyl methyl ether
(technical grade which contains bis(chloromethyl) ether)
107-30-2
74 - Dimethylaminoazobensene (Dimethyl Yellow)60-11-7
82 - Napthylamine and its salts91-59-8
94 - Nitrodiphenyl92-93-3

Schedule 11: Restricted Carcinogenic Substances

 Substance NameChemical Abstract Number
1Acrylonitrile107-13-1
2Benzene - when used as a feedstock containing more than 50% of benzene by volume71-43-2
33,3' - Dichlorobenzidine and its salts
(including 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride)
91-94-1
612-83-9
4Diethyl sulfate64-67-5
5Dimethyl sulfate77-78-1
6Ethylene dibromide when used as a fumigant106-93-4
74,4'-Methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) - MOCA101-14-4
83-Propiolactone (Beta-propiolactone)57-57-8
9o -Toluidine and
o -Toluidine hydrochloride
95-53-4
636-21-5
10Vinyl chloride monomer75-01-4
The full text of the regulations can be viewed and downloaded from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website -  click on Victorian Law Today, then on Statutory Rules, and then on "O" to find the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Last updated June 2017

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