Compilation of Nanomaterial Exposure Mitigation Guidelines Relating to Laboratories

Publication Date : 2010
Code : 81
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English
Volume 81 Pages
Document type Report
Subject Occupational Safety ; Exposure Assessment
Summary

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

In the framework of the objective "Exposure Mitigation In Occupational Settings", one prioritized scope of the OECD’s project on Exposure Measurement and Exposure Mitigation (SG8) was the implementation of the project “Compare exposure mitigation guidance for laboratories”. This document is the outcome of this project covering activities and contributions of several OECD delegations.

The document was first developed by Germany within the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA, Germany), contributed to the precedent draft version of this document. Considering this background, this document is to be seen as one element within the frame of exposure mitigation in the handling of a wide range of nanomaterials with a large variety of production and manufacturing procedures.

Based on the fact that there is a large amount of literature available, this compilation is carefully focused on different available institutional guidelines.

This document aims to provide an overview over recently published guidelines regarding the usage of nanomaterials in a laboratory scale. It is intended to perform a compilation of exposure mitigation guidelines relating to laboratories that handle nanomaterials. This document focuses on both pointing out publications of primary importance and representing a general overview of the international spectrum of publications in that topic.

This compilation is categorized by:

1) specific nanomaterial guidelines relating to laboratories (herein after referred to as category S(pecific)),

2) general nanomaterial guidelines with regards/ applicable to laboratories (category G(eneral)),

3) general laboratory guidelines with regards/applicable to nanomaterial (category L(aboratories)).

An overview over the specific aspects of these guidelines can be found in Annexes I to XIII.
Content

ABOUT THE OECD

 

FOREWORD

 

COMPILATION OF NANOMATERIAL EXPOSURE MITIGATION GUIDELINES RELATING TO LABORATORIES

   SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

   SECTION 2: SCOPE

   SECTION 3: COMPILATION OF GUIDELINES FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE OF NANOMATERIALS FOCUSING ON LABORATORIES

      1. Precautionary Approach      =

      2. Categorization    

      3. Risk Assessment    

      4. Physical Hazards    

      5. Safer Manufacturing Approaches    

      6. Technical Measures    

      7. Organizational Measures    

         7.1 Labelling         

         7.2 Personal Training         

         7.3 Cleaning         

      8. Personal Protective Equipment     

      9. Medical Surveillance    

      10. Transport    

      11. Waste Disposal    

      12. Documentation    

   SECTION 4: CONCLUSION

   SECTION 5: REFERENCES

 

ANNEX I. Overview of Laboratories Guidelines related to Nanomaterials

 

ANNEX II. Precautionary Approach

 

ANNEX III. Categorization

 

ANNEX IV. Risk Assessment

 

ANNEX V. Physical Hazards

 

ANNEX VI. Safer Manufacturing Approaches

 

ANNEX VII. Technical Measures

 

ANNEX VIII. Organisational Measures

      VIII-1. Labelling     

      VIII-2. Personal Training    

      VIII-3. Cleaning    

 

ANNEX IX. Personal Protective Equipment

 

ANNEX X. Medical Surveillance

 

ANNEX XI. Transport

 

ANNEX XII. Waste Disposal

 

ANNEX XIII. Documentation
Organization
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Published by
  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
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