When people think about workplace safety, they commonly refer to best practices for preventing injuries in dangerous working environments, such as mine shafts, construction sites, and warehouses. Conversations about workplace safety usually do not include environments where nano-materials are being used. However, as an increasing number of products include these materials, the importance of maintaining proper safety protocols becomes important.
In fact, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released new guidelines for the control of nano-materials. NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard explained to the media how prudent it is to protect workers exposed to such materials from “potential adverse health outcomes.”