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NTRC Strategic Plan


February 2011
NIOSH Docket Number 134

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pioneered research on the toxicological properties and characteristics of nanoparticles. This research has involved characterizing occupationally relevant nanomaterials (particles, tubes and fibers) for predicting whether these particles pose a risk of adverse health effects and for providing guidance on assessing and controlling workplace exposures. In September 2005, NIOSH developed a draft strategic plan to further guide the Institute in identifying and prioritizing nanotechnology research. In 2008 an updated draft was posted on the NIOSH Web site for public comment and a final document published in 2009.

Submissions in Order of Receipt

Submission to docket from Bill Kojola (AFL-CIO); 6/2/08 [PDF – 2,970 KB]

Submission to docket from John Volckens (Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University; 5/15/08 [PDF – 3,303 KB]