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Your Environment. Your Health.


In 2009, the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) held a technical workshop that included a panel discussion on nanotechnology and control banding and the implication for worker training. The National Clearinghouse subsequently published a discussion paper that addressed the critical issue of how workers who are creating and handling nanomaterials should be trained about the hazards they face – in laboratories, manufacturing facilities, at hazardous waste cleanup sites, and during emergency responses. That paper and a link to the 2009 meeting materials are included below, along with additional resources that explore worker health and safety and environmental health and safety issues related to the expanding field of nanotechnology.

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