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Document ID (ISN)109457
CIS number 09-387
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-317-4
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-586
Author(s) Ostiguy C., Roberge B., Ménard L., Endo C.A.
Title Good practices guide to synthetic nanoparticle risk management
Original title Guide de bonnes pratiques favorisant la gestion des risques reliés aux nanoparticules de synthèse [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008.vi, 63p. Illus. 13 ref. Price: CAD 8.40. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-586.pdf [in French]
Abstract This document is the first Québec guide on the management of risks related to synthetic nanoparticles. It proposes a prevention strategy applicable to workers and researchers who use or produce nanoparticles. Aimed at enterprises, researchers and safety and health specialists involved with nanotechnologies, this guide describes the current state of knowledge and proposes recommendations for promoting risk factor management and control for the purpose of occupational injury prevention. The guide identifies health, safety and environmental hazards, proposes a procedure for risk evaluation and control, documents current practices worldwide and specifies the content of a company prevention program.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; nanotechnology; nanoparticles; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; safe working methods; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; zinc oxide; titanium dioxide; carbon black; new technologies; silica
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Risk evaluation