Factsheet for companies working with nanomaterials

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The four-page factsheet provides concise information on what companies that use nanomaterials need to consider. In summary, the factsheet recommends that you:

  • ask your supplier for information about the nanomaterials that are found in the substances and materials you are supplied with;
  • use information in safety data sheets and technical data sheets to potentially enhance your preventive work with nanomaterials;
  • ensure that you have the necessary knowledge and use it when preparing the statutory chemical workplace assessment (risk assessment);
  • request the materials and delivery methods that present the least risk of exposure, e.g. low-dust nanomaterials.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Working Environment Council
Hazard - physical state: 
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Substance Description: 


Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
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: 
Target group: 
Occupational health physician
Safety officers
Workers representatives

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