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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Nanoparticle in the Workplace

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorMark Hoover
InstitutionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Exposure
Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
Risk Assessment
NNI identifierd5-2

Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$400,000.00
Annual Funding$133,333.33
Funding SourceNIOSH
Funding Mechanism
Funding Sector
Start Year2004
Anticipated End Year2007


The scope of the NIOSH Nanoparticles in the Workplace project is to foster the development of partnerships, exposure monitoring instrumentation, operational protocols, and a comprehensive and detailed database of nanoparticles and their properties. These activities are intended to provide NIOSH and the occupational safety and health community with a better understanding of the nature and extent of potential occupational exposures to nanoparticles. The results from these activities are expected to foster the development of comprehensive and scientifically sound occupational health protection strategies for emerging nanotechnologies. This work also supports NIOSH toxicology studies of nanomaterials. This project will enable NIOSH and the nanotechnology industries to better anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control potential occupational exposure to nanoparticles during their manufacturing and use.

(Project budget is an estimate only, based on available data)