Resource Review: Nano Safety for Crafts and Technical Workers (ESH 0356)

This online document is intended to raise awareness with craft ad technical workers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the exposure hazards that may result from working with or near engineered nano particles in the course of their work.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



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The following topical areas are included:

  • What is a nano particle?
  • Where nano particles likely to be found at LBNL?
  • How a worker can be exposed?
  • Possible health hazards
  • How to protect yourself
  • Notification to equipment owners before performing work
  • Awareness of areas where nano work is performed
  • Awareness of specific work areas
  • EHS performance of an exposure assessment (prior to performing work)
  • Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment
  • What to do when work is completed
  • Specific items to be disposed of as hazardous waste
  • What to do if there is a spill


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