Progress Toward Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace

Publication Date : 2007
Code : 149
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UNITED STATES

English
Volume 199 Pages
Document type Report
Subject Occupational Safety
Summary
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is mandated by law to conduct research and develop guidance on worker safety and health. NIOSH, in collaboration with partners in other government agencies, countries, academia, industry, labor, and nongovernmental organizations, has been conducting research and developing guidance to address the occupational safety and health of workers exposed to nanomaterials. This document is a report of the progress of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) since its inception in 2004 through 2006.
Content

Foreword

 

Executive Summary

 

Abbreviations

 

Acknowledgments

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Toxicity and Internal Dose

 

Chapter 2: Risk Assessment

 

Chapter 3: Epidemiology and Surveillance

 

Chapter 4: Engineering Controls and Personal Protective Equipment

 

Chapter 5: Measurement Methods

 

Chapter 6: Exposure Assessment

 

Chapter 7: Fire and Explosion Safety

 

Chapter 8: Recommendations and Guidance

 

Chapter 9: Communication and Education

 

Chapter 10: Applications

 

Appendices

   A. Project-Specific Progress Reports

   B. Field Research Team Progress Report

   C. Occupational Health Surveillance for Nanotechnology Workers

   D. Review of the NIOSH Extramural Nanotechnology Research Program: Fiscal Years 2001–2006

   E. Nanotechnology Information Dissemination

   F. Other NTRC Partnership Activities and Presentations

   G. Projected Timeframe for Addressing Critical Areas

   H. Executive Summary—Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: An Information Exchange with NIOSH
Organization
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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