From: Ken Kretchman <kwkretch**At_Symbol_Here**NCSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] nanosafety awareness at research institutions
Date: March 10, 2013 1:04:45 PM EDT
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
We are fortunate here to have a University designated focalpoint on the research side of the house who keeps his pulse on the overall nanotechnogy effort.
We have partnered with this group in an attempt to share orientation information. It is indeed a challenge to reach all and keep information current (and I think I see a broken link)
but this type of partnership is a great way to go. We have info on our own webpage and some other hooks, but this site has a better opportunity to catch
the research community. See safety info on the following website topic list.
Ken Kretchman, CIH, CSP Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Campus Box 8007 / 2620 Wolf Village Way / Raleigh North Carolina 27695-8007
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM, Ellen M Sweet <ems325**At_Symbol_Here**cornell.edu>
I am wondering what approach your institutions/ organizations are taking to manage nanosafety in labs?
We have some general guidance for our labs based on the NIOSH publication from last summer on our EHS website. We also have specific orientation and training in our NanoScale Science and Technology Facility that is managed by the safety manager in that department.
But, what I'm looking for is guidance in how to approach raising awareness and possibly training the researchers using nanoparticles and materials that are falling through the cracks on our campus?
I appreciate your comments.
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
Cornell Environmental Health and Safety
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