TOOLS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF NANOMATERIALS IN THE WORKPLACE AND PREVENTION MEASURES

Publication Date : 2013
170 Visited Entry Date : 2015/01/13

International

English
Document type Report
Subject Risk Assessment and Management ; Occupational Safety
Summary
This e-fact introduces a number of risk management tools that have been developed to aid in the election of appropriate workplace prevention measures and which could support companies in performing the workplace risk assessment with regard to nanomaterials.
Content
1. Introduction
1.1 What are nanomaterials?
1.2 Health and safety hazards of nanomaterials and exposure routes
1.3 Managing the risks of nanomaterials in the workplace

2. Guides and tools available for the management of nanomaterials in the workplace
2.1 Web-based interactive control banding tools
2.1.1 Stoffenmanager Nano (available in Dutch, English and Finnish)
2.1.2 CB Nanotool 2.0 (available in English)
2.1.3 NanoSafer (available in Danish)
2.2 Other control banding tools for nanomaterials
2.2.1 ANSES Control Banding tool for nanomaterials (available in French and English)
2.2.2 Guidance on working safely with nanomaterials and nanoproducts - guide for employers and employees (available in English)
2.2.3 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland: nanomaterial control banding tool worksheet (available in English)
2.3 Other tools
2.3.1 GoodNanoGuide (GNG) (available in English)
2.4. Comparative overview of the tools described

3. Prevention measures
3.1 Elimination and substitution
3.2 Technical measures
3.3 Organisational measures
3.4 Personal protective equipment
3.4.1 Respiratory protection
3.4.2 Gloves
3.4.3 Protective clothing
3.5 Prevention of explosion and/or fire
3.6 Checking the effectiveness of prevention measures

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