Nanotechnology

Over the last several years the amount of research in the area of nanotechnology has been increasing as a result of market demand. As with most new technology, the earliest and greatest exposure to hazards is most likely to occur in the workplace. Workers in the nanotechnology industry have the potential to be exposed to engineered materials with novel sizes, shapes, and physical and chemical properties. The following resources are available regarding best safety practices for working with nanomaterials.  

IRSST – Best Practices Guide to Synthetic Nanoparticle Risk Assessment

http://www.irsst.qc.ca/media/documents/PubIRSST/R-599.pdf

NIOSH - Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology - Managing the Health and Safety Concerns Associated with Engineered Nanomaterials

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2009-125/pdfs/2009-125.pdf

NIOSH - General Safe Practices for Working with Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-147/pdfs/2012-147.pdf