Nanomaterials Fabrication

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SOT (Nano) and AACT (Nano). remediation research center • new techniques for nano-material detection and quantification • Technology for passivation and characterization. MS and PhD universities • Technology. • Establish a Nano-industry/Academia board • advise DHHS. EPA. OSHA on nano-facilities • Nano-E. Community Colleges. etc. • identify current technologies that could apply to nanomaterials.Higher priority Recommendations • Develop and coordinate nano-education activities • K-12. Toxicology. Environment • worker training. • Develop a nano-detection. • Establish a “NIST”-like US National Reference lab for nanotechnology 2 • Particle and Instrumentation standardization . Safety.H&S guidelines • establish links to NNI.

• Create an avenue to educate and inform the public • what is nano? • what are the benefits.Medium Priority • Develop and promote green nano-fabrication practices • Continue development of in vivo and in vitro toxicity tests. risks? • Improve and standardize labeling. packaging and handling of nanomaterials 3 .

capitalize on existing resources • Collect and disseminate best technologies and practices for instrumentation and monitoring.Lower Priority • Promote an arbitrated forum posting • companies post best-practices and common sense approaches for safety. • Establish best practices for companies (large and small) to manage legal risk. • • • 4 Contractual liabilities Insurance protection Immunity / Tort reform based upon compliance with federal guidelines • Establish an industry-wide standard of care that evolves with discovery . environment • NNI or University manage this forum? • Require personal exposure monitoring with records retention requirements. • Create AIA guidelines for nanofabrication facilities • Establish a NC-Nano-Industry Association.

Medium or Low 5 .Criteria: Does the recommendation have the potential to: • reduce potential threats to environment and public health? • be readily implementable and feasible? High.

Evaluate High/Medium Priority Recommendations: • Develop and coordinate nano-education activities • Establish a Nano-industry/Academia board • Develop a nano-detection. packaging and handling of nanomaterials 6 . remediation research center • Establish a “NIST”-like Authoritative US National Reference lab for nanotechnology materials • Develop and promote green nano-fabrication practices • Improve and standardize labeling.

H&S Threat Reducing High High High Implementable High High Medium High High High Medium Low Medium .Results: Recommendation Education Industry Board Nano Threat Reduction Research Center Reference Lab Green Nano Practice Improve label/pkg E.

Environment • Industry and Worker training • Public . 8 .g. risks? • Golden Leaf BTEC as a model…e. Toxicology.Higher priority • Develop and coordinate nano-education activities • K-12. Safety. what are the benefits. MS and PhD universities • Technology.what is nano. Community Colleges.

OSHA on nano-facilities • Nano-E. capitalize on existing resources • Establish links to NNI. • • • Contractual liabilities Insurance protection Immunity / Tort reform based upon compliance with federal guidelines 9 .cont’d • Establish a Nano-industry/Academia Board or Association • NC National • Advise DHHS. EPA.H&S guidelines. SOT (Nano) and AACT (Nano) • Establish best practices for companies (large and small) to manage legal risk.Higher priority .

Higher priority – cont’d • Develop a nano-threat. • Identify current technologies that could apply to nanomaterials. • Evaluate specific risks into human health exposure • Continue development of in vivo and in vitro toxicity tests. etc. 10 . remediation research center • New techniques for nano-material detection. • Technology for passivation and characterization. quantification and exposure monitoring.

Higher priority – cont’d • Establish a “NIST”-like US National Reference lab for nanotechnology • Authoritative body • Particle and Instrumentation standardization 11 .

packaging and handling of nanomaterials • Establish an industry-wide standard of care that evolves with discovery • Best practices for handling and packaging materials 12 .Medium Priority • Develop and promote green nano-fabrication practices • • • • Manufacturing efficiency Engineering for recycling Characterizing/separating waste streams Identify unintentional creation of nanoparticles • Improve and standardize labeling.

13 . environment • NNI or University manage this forum? • Recommend personal exposure monitoring with records retention. • Create AIA guidelines for nanofabrication facilities • Collect and disseminate best technologies and practices for instrumentation and monitoring.Lower Priority • Promote an arbitrated forum posting • companies post best-practices and common sense approaches for safety.

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