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Document ID (ISN)111851
CIS number 11-0535
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murashov V., Schulte P., Geraci C., Howard J.
Title Regulatory approaches to worker protection in nanotechnology industry in the USA and European Union
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.49, p.280-296. 110 ref.
Internet access Regulatory_approaches.pdf [in English]
Abstract A number of reports have been published regarding the applicability of existing regulatory frameworks to protect consumers and the environment from potentially adverse effects related to introduction of nanomaterials into commerce in the United States and the European Union. However, a detailed comparison of the regulatory approaches to worker safety and health in the USA and in the EU is lacking. This report aims to fill this gap by reviewing regulatory frameworks designed to protect workers and their possible application to nanotechnology.
Descriptors (primary) USA; European Union; nanoparticles; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; nanotechnology
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; role of government; legal aspects; new technologies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Framework legislation