PDC 601

How to Assess and Manage Nanomaterial Risks - SOLD OUT



intermediate | Credits: 4 CM Credit Hours / 0.4 CEU
Sunday, May 22 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Limit: 45



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This class will provide a disciplined process for the responsible management of nanomaterials, which includes: anticipating where nanomaterials may be in the workplace, recognizing the potential for occupational exposures, evaluation of the exposures using a variety of sampling equipment, control based on prevention through design and control banding tools, and confirmation and continual reevaluation of the risk management plan. Participants will be guided through an example of creating a sampling plan, evaluating data, and control recommendation. Using nanomaterial exposure scenarios, breakout groups will create a sampling plan, analyze provided data, and decide if engineering controls should be added to the risk management plan. Participants will be provided information to understand how to apply hazard and control banding for a nanomaterial.


Participants should have a basic understanding of what constitutes an engineered nanomaterial, industrial hygiene sampling techniques, and the hierarchy of controls.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Assess a workplace for nanomaterials and determine what types of industrial hygiene samples should be collected.
  • Develop a sampling plan.
  • Determine if controls are adequate and if not apply the hierarchy of controls.
  • Apply a control banding tool to a nanomaterial


  • Brief introduction to nanomaterials
  • Exposure assessment for nanomaterials
  • Risk management and the application of prevention through design principles
  • Control banding as applied to nanomaterials

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Practice exercises

Course Survey Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16PDC601

Sponsoring Committee

Nanotechnology Working Group