Regulatory approaches to worker protection in nanotechnology industry in the USA and European Union.
Murashov-V; Schulte-P; Geraci-C; Howard-J
Ind Health 2011 May; 49(3):280-296
A number of reports have been published regarding the applicability of existing regulatory frameworks to protect consumers and the environment from potentially adverse effects related to introduction of nanomaterials into commerce in the United States and the European Union. However, a detailed comparison of the regulatory approaches to worker safety and health in the USA and in the EU is lacking. This report aims to fill this gap by reviewing regulatory frameworks designed to protect workers and their possible application to nanotechnology.
Biohazards; Biological-effects; Environmental-engineering; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-technology; Nanotechnology; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Standards; Work-environment; Workplace-studies; Work-practices;
Author Keywords: nanotechnology; nanomaterials; occupational safety; regulation; risk management; standards
Vladimir Murashov, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Permanent Mission of the United States of America, 11 Route de Pregny, Geneva, 1292, Switzerland