Emmision Assessment for Identification of Sources and Release of Airborne Manufactured Nanomaterials in the Workplace: Compilation of Existing Guidance

Publication Date : 2009
Code : 65
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International

English
Volume 25 Pages
Document type Report
Subject Occupational Safety ; Exposure Assessment
Summary

In November 2007 the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials decided to start work on Co-operation on Exposure Measurement and Exposure Mitigation. A steering group lead by the US, and comprising delegates from the WPMN was tasked with developing this work.

This document is intended to provide information on activities of the WPMN related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.

The operational plan outlines three phases of work. As part of Phase 1, the WPMN decided to develop project on Emission Assessment for Identification of Sources and Release of Airborne Manufactured Nanomaterials in the Workplace – Compilation of Existing Guidance. This document aims at providing guidance for health and safety professionals, specifically for industrial/occupational hygienists. It should be seen as one element within the frame of complete exposure assessment consisting of nanomaterial emission sampling and measurement of nanomaterials and their subsequent possible toxicological effects.
Content

ABOUT THE OECD

 

FOREWORD

 

THE WORKING PARTY ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS (WPMN)

 

CO-OPERATION ON EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT AND EXPOSURE MITIGATION

 

EMISSION ASSESSMENT FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SOURCES AND RELEASE OF AIRBORNE MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS IN THE WORKPLACE – COMPILATION OF EXISTING GUIDANCE

   1. Introduction    

   2. Scope    

   3. Air Sampling Instrumentation and Filter Media    

   4. Evaluation of Potential Releases of Manufactured Nanomaterials    

      4.1 Identify Potential Sources of Emissions         

      4.2 Conduct Particle Number Concentration Sampling         

         4.2.1 Background measurements              

         4.2.2 Area sampling              

      4.3 Conduct Filter-based Area and Personal Air Sampling         

         4.3.1 Area air sampling              

         4.3.2 Personal air sampling              

         4.3.3 Optional sampling              

            4.3.3.1 Air sampling                   

            4.3.3.2 Surface sampling                   

      4.4 Quality Assurance and Quality Control          

      4.5 Data Interpretation         

         4.5.1 Particle Size              

         4.5.2 Selectivity              

         4.5.3 Limitations              

 

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  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
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