ASTM E2996 - 15 - Standard Guide for Workforce Education in Nanotechnology Health and Safety

ASTM E2996 - 15

Standard Guide for Workforce Education in Nanotechnology Health and Safety

Status : Current   Published : January 2015



1.1 This guide provides guidelines for basic workforce education in health and safety topics related to nanotechnology, to be taught at an undergraduate college level. This education should be broad to prepare an individual to work safely within one of the many areas in nanotechnology research, development, or manufacturing. The individual so educated may be involved in material handling, manufacture, distribution, storage, use, or disposal of nanoscale materials.

1.2 This guide may be used to develop or evaluate an education program for health and safety issues in the nanotechnology field. This guide provides listings of key topics that should be covered in a nanotechnology education program on this subject, but it does not provide specific course material to be used in such a program. This approach is taken in order to allow workforce education entities to ensure their programs cover the required material while also enabling these institutions to tailor their programs to meet the needs of their local employers.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. The immediate and long term hazards, if any, of many nanomaterials are unknown. This guide does not address concerns with consumer usage and eventual disposal of products that contain nanomaterials.

1.5 This guide may not cover knowledge and skill objectives applicable to local conditions or required by local regulations.

Standard NumberASTM E2996 - 15
TitleStandard Guide for Workforce Education in Nanotechnology Health and Safety
Publication Date01 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Education, Health, Nanomaterial, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Safety
File Size60 KB

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