NANOTOOL — working environment catalogue for handling nanoparticles

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Dánsko
Danish
2010

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A research project led to the development of a working environment catalogue that contained concrete examples that could be used as inspiration and guidance in Danish laboratories and production companies regarding the handling of particles and minimising exposure risks in the working environment. The catalogue uses a tool — NANOTOOL — for the systematic analysis and identification of hazards and exposure hazards, the identification of critical handling situations, and the use of safety data sheets and other knowledge bases on the work environment.
NANOTOOL is tested on one or two jobs within each work area and feedback is used to customise the user interface.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
The National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Hazard - physical state: 
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Substance Description: 

Nanomaterial

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Occupational health physician
Researchers

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