Safe handling of nanomaterials

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2019

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These tools confirm and stregthen industrial and commercial accountability and set benchmarks for the responsible handling of synthetic nanomaterials. They are based on existing knowledge and applicable legal provisions. The tools are regularly updated to reflect the most advanced scientific views as well as international developments. Topics:

  • Occupational health protection
  • Precautionary matrix Download Version
  • Precautionary Matrix Web application
  • Safety data sheet
  • Disposal of industrial nanowaste
  • Prevention of major accidents

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Federal Office of Public Health - FOPH
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Prevention measures: 
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Measurement and assessment
REACH or CLP related
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers

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