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.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001

Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement