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Project: Current practices for occupational handling of nanomaterials

Goal: Facilitate the documentation of current best practice guidelines for identifying, managing and reducing risks for the production, handling, use and disposal of nanomaterials across all lifecycle phases.

Follow-up to Seminal Industry Survey Now Underway: A team at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) is now collecting information about occupational practices from producers and users of nanomaterials. This project is a follow-on to the ICON survey published in 2006. Please consider contributing to this project by agreeing to a brief interview. All information you submit, including your identity, remains strictly confidential. For more information, contact Professor Patricia Holden (holden at bren dot ucsb dot edu).

Reports Issued

1.  A Survey of Current Practices in the Nanotechnology Workplace: Phase 2 
NEW Table of Contents and Index of Terms - updated 10/13/2008

2. Current Knowledge and Practices Regarding Environmental Health and Safety in the Nanotechnology Workplace: Phase 1

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This work is supported in part by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Initiative of the National Science Foundation
under NSF Award Number EEC-0118007.

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