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Nanotechnology Guidance from NIOSH

Nanotechnology Guidance from NIOSH

Jan. 4, 2024
NIOSH is helping employers understand best practices to meet exposure targets.

The NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Cente, which turned 20 this year,  notes in its science blog notes tha tthe group's reserach "has led to improved recommendations for controlling exposures during advanced manufacturing processes." 

NIOSH was the first U.S. government agency to establish recommended exposure limits (RELs) for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). In 2011 NIOSH released two RELs for the same chemical based on fine and ultrafine sizes. These were published in Current Intelligence Bulletin 63: Occupational Exposure to Titanium Dioxide. Workplace guidance recommendations were also provided in this Current Intelligence Bulletin.

NIOSH also published two other ENM-related guidance documents:

Targeted Guidance for Employers

In addition to exposure limits, employers need to know the best workplace practices to meet exposure targets. NIOSH has published guidance documents for these employers:

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