EU-OSHA offers guidance on nanomaterial safety for workers
The 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.