ASTM WK34427

    New Guide for Nanotechnology Workforce Education in Health and Safety

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E56.03 | Committee E56 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1.This document provides guidelines for the basic environment, health, and safety (EHS) education required for an individual involved in nanotechnology research, development, or manufacturing. The individual may be involved in the feedstock, manufacture, distribution, storage, use, or disposal of nanoscale materials. 1.2.This guide may be used to develop or evaluate an education and training program for environment, health, and safety issues in the nanotechnology field. 1.3.This guide may not cover knowledge and skill objectives applicable to local conditions or required by local regulations. 1.4.This guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.



    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Robert Ehrmann


    E56 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2996-2015 and Pending Publication