September 13, 2012

OE-3 2012-06: Safe Practices for Working with Nanomaterials in Laboratories

This Operating Experience Level 3 makes the Department of Energy (DOE) nanotechnology community aware of a new publication as it relates to DOE's nanoscale safety policy and engineered nanoparticles requirements. In June 2012, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released General Safe Practices for Working with Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIOSH, Publication Number 2012-147. By means of this document, NIOSH seeks to raise awareness of the occupational safety and health practices that should be followed during the synthesis, characterization, and experimentation with engineered nanomaterials in laboratories and some pilot scale operations.