The Nanoparticles from Printer Emissions in Workplace Environments report examined particle emissions from laser printers in office environments. A total of 107 laser printers were examined in offices across Queensland. This research was undertaken by Queensland University of Technology and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Precautionary advice from the report on how workplaces can assess and control laser printer particle emissions is summarised on the Information sheet Assessing and controlling laser printer particle emissions in workplace environments.
To understand the potential health effects of the particles measured in this report, Safe Work Australia commissioned Toxikos Pty Ltd to undertake a review. A Brief Review of the Health Risks Associated with Laser Printer Emissions Measured as Particles examined results and assessed them against national and international air quality guidelines and exposure standards.
These reports were commissioned under the Safe Work Australia Nanotechnology Work Health and Safety Program, with funding provided by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.