european unionThe European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), has published an overview of the issues surrounding the safe use of nanomaterials in the workplace.

Guidance documents for both workers and for employers and health and safety practitioners are available. The agency sets out the broad outlines of preventive action and provides a practical tool for complying with specific aspects of ensuring workers’ safety, such as risk assessment and risk management.

EU-OSHA, which promotes a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe, says the publications may be useful to people who may  not  have  an  in-depth  technical  understanding  of  the  issues  involved,  and  may assist  in  ensuring  compliance  with  the EU's  Occupational  Safety  and  Health  (OSH) legislation  when  dealing  with nanoparticles.

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