Comparison of Guidance on Selection of Skin Protective Equipment and Respirators for Use in the Workplace: Manufactured Nanomaterials

Publication Date : 2009
Code : 66
215 Visited Entry Date : 2017/09/10

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 Comparison of Guidance on Selection of Skin Protective Equipment and Respirators for Nanotechnology Workplaces. This document compares guidance on personal protective clothing, gloves and respirators, including compilation of efficacy of personal protective equipment, especially respirator cartridges and gloves. Thus, it provides an overview for experienced health and safety professional such as industrial/occupational hygienists. The document is to be seen as one element within the frame of limiting worker exposure.
Content

ABOUT THE OECD

 

FOREWORD

 

THE WORKING PARTY ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS (WPMN)

 

CO-OPERATION ON EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT AND EXPOSURE MITIGATION

 

COMPARISON OF GUIDANCE ON SELECTION OF SKIN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND RESPIRATORS FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY WORKPLACES

   1. Introduction    

   2. Scope    

   3. Skin protective equipment    

      3.1 Performance         

      3.2 Selection         

   4. Respiratory protection    

      4.1 Performance         

      4.2 Selection         

 

REFERENCES

Organization
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Published by
  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
Related Document