The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently published Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials (MNM). This document, intended for policy makers and occupational health and safety professionals contains recommendations on ‘how best to protect workers from the potential risks of MNMs’ but are ‘not intended as a handbook or manual for safe handling of MNMS in the workplace’.

The document outlines best practices and recommendations in five different areas:

  1. Assess health hazards of MNMs
  2. Assess exposure to MNMs
  3. Control exposure to MNMs
  4. Health Surveilliance
  5. Training and involvement of workers.

 

Please follow this link for the full Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials.



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