The US agency for occupational health and safety OSHA recently published a new fact sheet on working safely with nanomaterials. Workers who use nanotechnology in research or production processes may be exposed to nanomaterials through inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. It provides basic information to workers and employers on the most current understanding of potential hazards associated with this rapidly-developing technology and highlights measures to control exposure to nanomaterials in the workspace.

 

About OSHA: With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, US Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions fpr working men and women by setting and enforcing stadards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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