Progress Toward Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace

Publication Date : 2007
Code : 149
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Volume 199 Pages
Document type Report
Subject Occupational Safety
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.



Executive Summary








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



   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
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