Selected Document Category:Published Document
Source:U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Anticipated Publication Year:
Publication Year:2012
Identifier:DHHS (NIOSH) 2012-147
Document Title:General Safe Practices for Working with Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories
Scope:This document contains recommendations on engineering controls and safe practices for handling engineered nanomaterials in laboratories and some pilot scale operations. This guidance was designed to be used in tandem with well-established practices and the laboratory’s chemical hygiene plan.
Keywords:nanomaterials, laboratory, occupational safety
Type of Document:c. Guideline
Issues Areas:Health, Safety, and Environment
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Additional Categoriesresearch laboratories
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As with any new technology or new material, the earliest exposures will likely occur for those workers conducting discovery research in laboratories or developing production processes in pilot plants. The research community is at the front line of creating new nanomaterials, testing their usefulness in a variety of applications and determining their toxicological and environmental impacts. Researchers handling engineered nanomaterials in laboratories should perform that work in a manner that protects their safety and health. This guidance document provides the best information currently available on engineering controls and safe work practices to be followed when working with engineered nanomaterials in research laboratories.

Intended Stakeholders:research community
Is it Being Implemented:
Submitter's Name:Vladimir Murashov
Submitter's e-mail:vem8@cdc.gov
Submitter's Company:NIOSH
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