Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 17:41:53 -0400
Reply-To: "Geraci, Charles L. (Chuck) (CDC/NIOSH/EID)" <ciu9**At_Symbol_Here**CDC.GOV>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Geraci, Charles L. (Chuck) (CDC/NIOSH/EID)" <ciu9**At_Symbol_Here**CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Nanotechnology safety
Comments: To: "Looney, Bill"

Dear Shavesha, Depending on nature of your question, there is a lot of information available from a number of sources: NIOSH: ICON: Woodrow Wilson Center: UK HSE: What really matters is what you mean by 'nanotechnology' because there are many things being done under that name. What is surfacing as important in the workplace health and safety arena is the proper management of nanomaterials (engineered nanoparticles and nanofibers) and evaluating the potential risks that may be present based on what is known about these materials, how they are handled or processed, and how they are managed. Addressing nanomaterials as part of your overall risk management plan, whether you are manufacturing the materials or bringing them onto your site, is a key starting point. I suspect your HS&E resources at NASA can help with your question. Regards, Chuck Geraci Charles L. Geraci, Ph.D., CIH Nanotechnology Research Center & Chief, Document Development Branch NIOSH 4676 Columbia Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 E-mail: CGeraci**At_Symbol_Here** Phone: 513-533-8339 FAX: 513-533-8230 -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Looney, Bill Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 10:56 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Nanotechnology safety Shavesha, I'm working on ENSR's "nanotech initiative" and we have tons of info as well as practical experience. Please contact either Drs. Brenda Barry or Betsy Ruffle in our Risk Division at our Westford, MA headquarters and they can fix you up. They can both can be reached through the main number - 978.589.3000 Bill William C. Looney Senior Program Manager 262-523-2040 ext 222 ENSR W239 N2890 Pewaukee Road, Unit D Pewaukee, WI 53072 262-523-2040 262-523-2059 (fax) 262-893-0658 (mobile) -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Shavesha Rutledge Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 8:22 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Nanotechnology safety Doe anyone have any information about the safety of Nanotechnology in the workplace? Shavesha L. Rutledge, Ph.D. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Parts, Packaging & Assembly Technologies Office Aerospace Engineer, AST, Reliability Code 562 Bld. 22 Rm 040 Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 Phone: 301-286-4280 Fax: 301-286-9778 Email: Shavesha.L.Rutledge**At_Symbol_Here**

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