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Work Area Design

“Consider the potential need to implement additional engineered or procedural controls to ensure workers are protected in areas where engineered nanoparticles will be handled. Consider additional controls that will better ensure that engineered nanoparticles are not brought out of the work area on clothing or other surfaces, e.g., install step-off pads, create a buffer area, and ensure the availability of decontamination facilities for workers.”1


1. U.S. Department of Energy, Nanoscale Science Research Centers, “Approach to Nanomaterial ES&H,” 6 (Rev. 3a May 12, 2008)