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Capacity building in safe nanotechnologies

 
: Keller, Markus; Gommel, Udo

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Sentein, C.:
Nanosafe 2010, International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials : 16-18 November 2010, Grenoble, France
Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2011 (Journal of physics. Conference series 304)
ISSN: 1742-6588
8 pp.
International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials (nanoSAFE) <2010, Grenoble>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPA ()
nanotechnology; nanosafety; NANODEVICE; Arbeitsschutz; Fertigung

Abstract
In all places where engineered Nanoparticles (ENPs) are produced, used or handled, adequate workplace safety precautions should be implemented due to the protection of workers and the surrounding environment. Any possible accidental release of ENPs should be evaluated. Thereby detected potential risks have to be eliminated as far as possible. An implemented reasonable safety culture in each ENP-related company will help to meet this challenge.
Different infrastructures and workplace design can help to reduce the risk of an accidentally contact of the workers with ENPs: Transferable examples will be shown from the semiconductor and life-science Industry. These systems like clean rooms, glove boxes, fume cupboards, filter and suction systems and other restricted area barrier access systems (RABS) are mainly being developed to protect sensitive products, but they can also be used to protect working personnel. Clean environments regarding airborne particulate contaminations canbe classified according to ISO 14644-1. A short insight into this ISO-classification will be given.
But overall, a simple and reasonable workplace and workflow organization will reduce the risk of an accidental release of ENPs largely. This may lead to a therefore necessary adaption of existing workflow patterns. The workers have to get aware about the potential risks! This can be done with appropriate education materials, leaflets, posters and brochures. These are some of the later outcomes from the NanoDevice dissemination and handbook work package.

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