Nanotechnology and Work Health and Safety
Nanotechnology is the precision-engineering of materials at the scale of 10-9 metres at which point unique properties occur. These properties have led to the development of new products, procedures and processes, and many valuable uses of enabling nanotechnologies have already been identified.
It has also been acknowledged that the unique properties associated with engineered nanomaterials may give rise to health and safety concerns in some circumstances. Accordingly, under the Nanotechnology Work Health and Safety Program, Safe Work Australia is providing policy direction, conducting research and providing guidance on the potential work safety and health implications from applications of nanotechnology. The Nanotechnology Work Health & Safety Program supports the National Enabling Technologies Strategy.
About the Nanotechnology Work Health & Safety ProgramSafe Work Australia’s nanotechnology publications About the Nanotechnology Work Health & Safety Advisory Group The Nanotechnology Work Health & Safety Measurement Reference Group Current commissioned research projects Current guidance and policy development projects Nanotechnology Work Health & Safety Symposium
Carbon nanotubes and work health and safetyLinks to additional nanotechnology work health and safety information Nanotechnology resource library For further information or for enquiries relating to nanotechnology please contact us.