The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has released three new resources to help safely manage the use of nanomaterials.

Much thinner than a human hair, engineered and manufactured nanomaterials are increasingly used in construction. When workers cut, grind, sand, or disturb such products, dust containing the nanomaterial gets into the air that workers breathe, possibly creating hazards.

CPWR has just released three new Toolbox Talks -- each in English and in Spanish -- to help the construction industry manage these potential dangers.

  • Identifying Nano-Enabled Construction Materials
  • Introduction: Nano-Enabled Construction Materials
  • Prevent Exposure: Nano-Enabled Construction Materials