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May 17, 2019

Slides Available from ACS Webinar on Working Safely with Nanomaterials in the Laboratory

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has posted the slides from its May 16, 2019, webinar on working safely with nanomaterials in the laboratory.  Chuck Geraci, Associate Director for Emerging Technologies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), moderated a panel including:

  • Ken Kretchman, Director of Environmental Health Safety, North Carolina State University;
  • Craig Merlic, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and
  • Debbie Decker, Safety Manager, Department of Chemistry, University of California (UC), Davis.

The panel members discussed the importance of managing products containing nanomaterials by integrating them into an existing lab safety program.  They highlighted the importance of a strong safety culture that is created and maintained by bench scientists who champion appropriate safety practices.  Free resources for nanotechnology laboratory safety are available on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) website.