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General Safe Practices for Working with Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories


May 2012
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2012-147
cover of 2012-147

This document contains recommendations on engineering controls and safe practices for handling engineered nanomaterials in laboratories and some pilot scale operations. This guidance was designed to be used in tandem with well-established practices and the laboratory’s chemical hygiene plan. As our knowledge of nanotechnology increases, so too will our efforts to provide additional guidance materials for working safely with engineered nanomaterials.