|Document ID (ISN)||109036|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Schulte P., Geraci C., Zumwalde R., Hoover M., Kuempel E.
||Occupational risk management of engineered nanoparticles
||Apr. 2008, Vol.5, No.4, p.239-249. Illus. 71 ref.
||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.
||plant health organization; nanotechnology; risk factors; hazard evaluation; health hazards; nanoparticles
||routes of entry; toxic substances; limitation of exposure; medical supervision; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; substitution
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational health services
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles