Working safely with nanomaterials

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Description

Workers who use nanotechnology in research or production processes may be exposed to nanomaterials through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion. This fact sheet provides basic information to workers and employers on the most current understanding of potential hazards associated with this rapidly-developing technology and highlights measures to control exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
OSHA — Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Solids
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Nanomaterials

Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives

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