Nano Science & Technology
We help research labs and centers assess nanomaterial risks based on:
- Hazard identification: Identify hazards by contacting those working with nanomaterials.
- Process review: Visit labs and observe experiments.
- Exposure evaluation: Review nanomaterials that could be released during various grinding, etching, sonicating, mixing, or pouring tasks.
- Risk characterization: Assess risk levels based on how nanomaterials are used and potential exposure length.
- Controls: Recommend applicable engineering controls like glove boxes, enclosures, fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, HEPA filtered enclosures, or local exhaust ventilation.
Did You Know?
September is National Preparedness Month. Do you know where to find the emergency procedures (with specific emergency contacts) posted in your lab and what you would do if immediate action is needed? An online version of the general Emergency Response Guide for your campus is also available through the Emergency Guidance Program.