Info sheet: Manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace
03/10/2018 Type: Info sheets 8 pages

Info sheet: Manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace

Keywords:Nanomaterials, Dangerous substances, Campaign 2018-2019

This info sheet provides an overview of how to deal with manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace. These materials, containing very small particles, are potentially toxic.

The info sheet gives details of relevant EU legislation, explores the possible health impacts of nanomaterials, provides helpful advice for employers on how to prevent or minimise workers’ exposure to them, and describes the main exposure routes: inhalation, skin contact and ingestion. The STOP principle can be used to prevent or reduce exposure to nanomaterials, and the info sheet lists practical measures that can be taken following this principle.

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