OSH answers: factsheets — nanotechnology

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2013

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Presented in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, 'OSH answers — nanotechnology' covers the following topics: What is nanotechnology? How is nanotechnology used? What are nanoparticles and how are they made? What makes nanoparticles unique? What are the health and safety concerns surrounding nanotechnology? How do nanoparticles enter the body? How can you control exposure to nanoparticles?

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers

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