Hazard Identification – Engineered Nanoparticles

Identifying haz­ards is the first step in the risk assess­ment pro­cess, but to do this effect­ively the haz­ards must be under­stood. Engineered nan­o­particles, like car­bon nan­otubes, are begin­ning to show up in a wide vari­ety of products. The prob­lem is that their haz­ards are not well under­stood.

Check out this art­icle from IHSN magazine on this sub­ject

Author: Doug Nix

+DougNix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Managing Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog.

Doug's work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety and regulatory conformity.

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