Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ISO 12885:2008 - Safe Handling of Nanomaterials

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published a technical report (ISO/TR 12885:2008, Health and safety practices in occupational settings relevant to nanotechnologies), providing guidelines on ways to prevent adverse health and safety consequences during the production, handling, use, and disposal of manufactured nanomaterials. The report addresses current information about nanotechnologies, including characterization, health effects, exposure assessments, and control practices and focuses on the manufacture and use of engineered nanomaterials.

ISO is a non-governmental organization and does not enforce the implementation of its standards. However, many ISO standards related to health, safety, or the environment have been adopted in some countries as part of their regulatory framework, or are referred to in legislation.

Caltha LLP assists manufacturing clients in the development of procedures to minimize the potential environmental and worker health hazards associated with the use and handling of hazardous materials.

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