Measuring Occupational Exposure
- Harmonized Tiered Approach to Measure and Assess the Potential Exposure to Airborne Emissions of Engineered Nano-Objects and their Agglomerates and Aggregates at Workplaces (OECD WPMN, 2015). Offers methodologies for the "systematic, consistent, practical and flexible for conducting field-based, real-time workplace release and exposure measurement and assessment."
- Occupational exposure characterization during the manufacture of cellulose nanomaterials (Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, 2013). Outlines an exposure characterization study done in partnership with the Forest Products Laboratory conducted during the production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) tagged with cesium.
- Formulating occupational exposure limits values (OELs) (Inhalation & dermal). Provides baseline occupational exposure limits for nanomaterials, including nanocellulose.
- Personal Protective Equipment for Engineered Nanoparticles (AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group, 2015). Outlines how familiar exposure control approaches (a hierarchy of controls) can be used to reduce nanomaterial hazard and risk of exposure.
- Comparison of guidance on selection of skin protective equipment and respirators for use in the workplace: manufactured nanomaterials (OECD).Offers direction on how to choose skin protective equipment and respirators based on qualitative hazard and exposure assessments, recognizing the gaps in data for occupational nanomaterial exposure.
- Respirator Selection Logic (NIOSH, 2011). Guidance from NIOSH on selecting the appropriate respirators for workers handling nanomaterials.
- Guide to safe handling and disposal of manufactured nanomaterials (BSI, 2007) Provides a general framework for how to assess and manage risks from nanoparticles and implement and effective strategy.