Nano Science & Technology
EH&S provides nanomaterial risk assessment services to research laboratories and centers based on the following steps: (1) Hazard Identification: identify nanomaterial hazards via contact with those who work with them; (2) Process Review: visit the labs and observe experiments; (3) Exposure Evaluation: review nanomaterials that could be release during various grinding, etching, sonicating, mixing or pouring tasks; (4) Risk Characterization: assess a risk level based on how the nanomaterials are used and how long the potential exposure is; and (5) Controls: recommend applicable engineering controls that could include glove boxes, enclosures, fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, HEPA filtered enclosures, or local exhaust ventilation.
Chiu Oan Ngooi
Senior Lab Safety Program Manager
Senior Laboratory Safety Advisor