Resource Review: Engineered Nanomaterials Orientation

Nanomaterials are a unique class of materials that are on the forefront of research and development. At Argonne we manufacture, modify, use, ship, and dispose of engineered nanomaterials. When working with nanomaterials, there are some special requirements that apply to engineered unbound nanoscale particles (UNP).

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Argonne National Laboratory


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This course will provide information on how to carry out activities with UNPs in a safe and environmentally responsible way. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define nanomaterials.
  • Define UNP.
  • Identify the potential health, safety, and environmental hazards posed by UNPs.
  • Explain how to control personal and environmental exposure to UNPs.
  • Describe how we measure UNP levels in the workplace.
  • Identify currently available guidance documents that apply to UNPs, in the absence of current regulations.
An exam is provided at the end of the course.


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