personnel or visiting researchers are aware of the health and safety concerns posed by nanomaterials. At a minimum, provide personnel conducting hands-on work with an awareness-level orientation that will alert them to concerns (potential hazards) and to the laboratory’s policies concerning prudent material handling.
Training should cover requirements and recommendations for
• employing engineered controls,
• using PPE,
• handling potentially contaminated laboratory garments and protective clothing,
• cleaning of potentially contaminated surfaces,
• disposal of spilled nanoparticles, and
• use of respirators, if applicable.