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Document ID (ISN)109036
CIS number 09-109
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schulte P., Geraci C., Zumwalde R., Hoover M., Kuempel E.
Title Occupational risk management of engineered nanoparticles
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.5, No.4, p.239-249. Illus. 71 ref.
Abstract The earliest and most extensive societal exposures to engineered nanoparticles are likely to occur in the workplace. This article reviews a conceptual framework for occupational risk management as applied to engineered nanomaterials and describes an associated approach for controlling exposures in the presence of uncertainty. The framework takes into account the potential routes of exposure and factors that may influence the biological activity and potential toxicity of nanomaterials. It incorporates approaches based on the traditional industrial hygiene hierarchy of controls involving elimination or substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, and use of personal protective equipment. It also includes secondary approaches involving medical surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; nanotechnology; risk factors; hazard evaluation; health hazards; nanoparticles
Descriptors (secondary) routes of entry; toxic substances; limitation of exposure; medical supervision; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; substitution
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Risk evaluation