Nanotechnologies safety and health
        initiatives: Using NIOSH Resources

 The 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA...
Resources available to the Nanotech R&D
        Community, a customer’s perspective

•  What is NIOSH?
•  NIOSH Approaches...
About NIOSH
   The National Institute for Occupational
     Safety and Health is:
   the U.S. Federal agency responsible f...
Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology
    A key resource used in developing the CNMS and
                 DOE Control guidance...
Information Resources on the NIOSH
                 Nanotechnology Topic Page
•  Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: A Dial...
NIOSH: Top Five Measurement
                        Research Needs
 (NNI Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implicati...
The following viewgraphs are from
             NIOSH activities and laboratories




OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
U. S. D...
Ideally, this will enable a comprehensive assessment
           of all task-specific exposure pathways




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VOLUNTEER PARTNERS NEEDED FOR THE
    NIOSH NANOTECHNOLOGY FIELD RESEARCH EFFORT
•  The NIOSH field research team is avail...
Questions?

                 For more information on NIOSH and Nanotech:

                 Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH
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  1. 1. Nanotechnologies safety and health initiatives: Using NIOSH Resources The 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA August 21, 2007 Scott M. Hollenbeck, CIH Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 1
  2. 2. Resources available to the Nanotech R&D Community, a customer’s perspective •  What is NIOSH? •  NIOSH Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology •  NIOSH Website •  R&D into S&H for Nanomaterials (defining hazards and controls) •  Library of reference materials •  Training and education •  Control Banding information OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 2
  3. 3. About NIOSH The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is: the U.S. Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 3
  4. 4. Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology A key resource used in developing the CNMS and DOE Control guidance NIOSH created the Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology guidance document to: raise awareness of potential safety and health concerns from exposure to nanomaterials, and to address current and future research needs essential to understanding the potential risks that nanotechnology may have to workers. OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 4
  5. 5. Information Resources on the NIOSH Nanotechnology Topic Page •  Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: A Dialogue with NIOSH •  The Nanoparticle Information Library –  Particle-specific information •  Physical and chemical form •  Origin •  Available toxicity data –  A contributor database to facilitate networking –  Direct search links to: •  NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards •  Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) •  Wilson Center research database •  ICON EHS Bibliography –  Options for including control information and lessons learned OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/nanotech 5
  6. 6. NIOSH: Top Five Measurement Research Needs (NNI Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications – 2007) 1.  Develop methods for detecting nanomaterials in biological matrices, the environment, and workplace 2.  Understand the effect of modifications on the properties of nanomaterials 3.  Develop methods for standardizing assessment of particle size and size distribution 4.  Develop Standard Reference Materials for physicochemical characterization of nanomaterials 5.  Develop methods to characterize a nanomaterial's spatio-chemical composition OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 6
  7. 7. The following viewgraphs are from NIOSH activities and laboratories OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 7
  8. 8. Ideally, this will enable a comprehensive assessment of all task-specific exposure pathways OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Adapted from NIOSH: Day et al. 2007 8
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  15. 15. VOLUNTEER PARTNERS NEEDED FOR THE NIOSH NANOTECHNOLOGY FIELD RESEARCH EFFORT •  The NIOSH field research team is available to visit and assess processes involving research, production, and use of nanomaterials. •  The team will characterize materials, processes, potential worker exposures, work practices, and control procedures. •  Information and recommendations will be shared with the volunteer partner. •  Information will be used by NIOSH to update the guidance that appears in Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology on the our NanotechnologyTopic Page. There is no cost to participate!!! If your organization is interested in volunteering to participate, please contact Charles L. Geraci, PhD, CIH NIOSH Mark M. Methner, PhD, CIH Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH E-mail: CGeraci@cdc.gov E-mail: MHoover1@cdc.gov E-mail: MMethner@cdc.gov Phone: 513-533-8339 Phone: 304-285-6374 Phone: 513-841-4325 FAX: 513-533-8230 FAX: 304-286-6321 FAX: 513-458-7147 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 15
  16. 16. Questions? For more information on NIOSH and Nanotech: Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center and Division of Respiratory Disease Studies National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1095 Willowdale Road Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-2888 Phone: 304-285-6374 Email: mark.hoover@cdc.hhs.gov OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 16
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