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Guidance documents — working with nanomaterials

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Germany
German
English
2017

Description

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Germany (BAuA) provides, on its website, information, guidance and training materials related to working with nanomaterials. The resources originate from Europe, including Germany, other Member States  (Denmark, the Netherlands, France, the UK, Austria and Sweden) and Switzerland, as well as from international providers (Canada, Australia, Colombia and the USA) and international organisations. Examples of how to handle nanomaterials can be found on the website. The resources are in English and German.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health — BAuA
Hazard - physical state: 
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Nanomaterials

Prevention measures: 
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)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Policy makers
Researchers
Safety officers
Trainers

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