Introduction to Toxicology

The "Science of Safety" also known as toxicology is a critical topic for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals to understand. Information and knowledge about toxicology help OESH professionals put safety programs and policies in place to limit workers' exposure to toxic substances. These programs and policies prevent and reduce the likelihood that a disease or other negative outcome will affect the community around them. Understanding the fundamentals of toxicology can help you anticipate the potential for exposure, recognize routes of exposure, and signs and symptoms of exposure while helping you to take steps to prevent exposure. These concepts are a major component found on OESH certification exams too!

This self-paced PDC will give you basic toxicology terminology, help you understand how to interpret reports, and allow you to describe the various types of toxicological interactions.

0.4 CEUs available for those who complete the course. Eligible for CM, COC, CMP credits (hours, points,etc.). Learn more



On-Demand Training Modules

Short instructional videos guide through the learning objectives for each course.

Interactive Activities and Assessments

Test what you learned by answering questions, completing short assignments, or completing a fun activity.


Easily access On-Demand modules when it convenient for you. Pick up where you left off.

Instructor Access

Q&A forums allow you to ask the instructor questions and get feedback on assignments.

Earn Credit

Eligible for CEUs and/or CM, COC, and CMP credit.

PURCHASE $129 - 45 Day Access


Introduction to Toxicology Self-Paced PDC Details



This self-paced course is designed to provide OESH professionals additional exposure to toxicology-related topics for certification exam prep or to increase understanding of the topic.

Course Expectations

  • Videos and other learning aids are provided for self-paced learning. Course activities may include but are not limited to practice activities, multiple-choice quizzes, and small group activities. These activities are designed to engage participants and to assist in the retention of presented information.
  • Access to all course activities and materials are available for 45 days from the paid registration date through the Bowen EHS® Member Center.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to: 

  1. Describe the differences between toxicology and pharmacology.
  2. Define basic toxicology-associated terms.
  3. Identify and interpret basic toxicology reports and information sources.
  4. Describe the major types of toxicological interactions that can result from exposure to toxicants.
  5. Describe the basic physiology and process of toxicokinetics.


This course contains 4 hours of instruction. 0.4 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for BGC CM hours, BCSP COC points, IHMM CMP credit, and more.

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Notices and Requirements

Proprietary Interest

Bowen EHS may have a proprietary interest in the products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this course.

Completion Requirements

Participants must complete the following items to receive a Certificate of Completion:

  1. View all videos and complete all activities.
  2. Complete the course evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen EHS® Member Center requires a web browser (i.e. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc.) that can handle web standards and Javascript well. The best results come from using an up-to-date browser.


PURCHASE $129 - 45 Day Access