Thousands of consumer and industrial products use nanotechnology today and an increasing number of employees are potentially exposed to nanomaterials throughout the value chain. Their small size and unique physio-chemical properties may create health issues for employees. Despite the fact that nanomaterials are relatively new in the workplace, employers must still provide safe work environments. Working with Professional Industrial Hygienists, nanoTox has developed workplace safety protocols that recognize the unique hazards nanomaterials may have in a work environment. These protocols also apply to nano R&D labs and include the processes and procedures to help reduce or eliminate employee exposures to nanomaterials. This helps protect your company from regulators and litigators, and your employees from unneeded, potentially hazardous exposures.
More specifically, we offer the following nanotechnology-based OEHS services:
• Nanoparticle characterization, toxicology profiling, and establishment of an exposure threshold.
• Categorization of nanomaterials based on toxicological standards and biophysical characteristics.
• Process classification and assessment of existing and proposed containment or control systems.
• Development of nanomaterial-specific control banding systems specific to each client’s facility.
• Preparation of medical management programs and record keeping systems to document worker health.
• Nanotechnology training programs accommodating staff development and support operations.
• Implementation of comprehensive regulatory compliance programs and permitting.
• Ongoing support programs to maintain OEHS programs and assure continuous compliance.