Human Resources

Nanotechnology

If your research involves the use of nanomaterials, a Nanotechnology Registry Form needs to be completed and submitted to Occupational Health and Safety (SSB 4190 - Attn: Anne Marie McCusker).  The hazards associated with nanomaterials are largely unknown, therefore the purpose of the form is to identify people that are using nanotechnology so that we can start assessing risk.

This registry form is aimed at collecting information about engineered nanoparticles - e.g. carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, nano scaled metal oxides, metals and powders. Here is a brief description from NIOSH

The following links contain useful health and safety information that will assist you in the safe handling of nanomaterials.