Personal Protection Measures

“Wear appropriate PPE on a precautionary basis whenever the failure of a single control, including an engineered control, could entail a significant risk of exposure to researchers or support personnel. Alternatively, ensure that engineered controls (e.g., laboratory chemical hoods) are equipped with performance monitors that will notify users if equipment malfunctions.”1

“Keep potentially contaminated clothing and PPE in the laboratory or change out area to prevent engineered nanoparticles from being transported into common areas.”1

Clean and dispose of all potentially contaminated clothing and PPE in accordance with the administrative procedures.1

1. U.S. Department of Energy, Nanoscale Science Research Centers, “Approach to Nanomaterial ES&H,”(Rev. 3a May 12, 2008).