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The practical application of prevention measures at workplace level is well described in many case studies published by enterprises themselves, public institutions and authorities, industrial associations and trade unions. These institutions have gathered together such case studies and published them in varying levels of detail and formats. Some are short success stories, others cover in detail aspects of risk reduction, as well as technological and financial aspects of the practical solutions in question. Even life cycle considerations are described (i.e. addressing the risks posed by dangerous substances during their whole life cycle, from raw material to waste). Formats vary from easy-to-read two-page information sheets to extensive technical descriptions. Supporting videos are an emerging format, and increasingly publications are available in more than one language.

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27/03/2012
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The current good practice for the handling of carbon nano tubes (CNT) is to minimise the potential exposure to the workers.

This case study describes the various risk management measures (RMM) introduced by a producer to minimise the exposure to CNT. The RMM applied by this company during...See more

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27/03/2012
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Within IMEC, many manufactured nano objects (MNOs) are being used. Current good practice for the handling of MNOs is to minimise potential exposure of workers.

The main aim was to minimise manufactured nano objects exposure for workers by applying appropriate risk...See more

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06/02/2012
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Exova is an international consulting company with a testing laboratory. Exova's main working area is material testing including nanomaterials for the aviation industry. Physical and mechanical properties (e.g. material strength, weight and wear resistance) of the nanomodified materials are...See more

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25/01/2012
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Industrial Chemistry Research Institute (ICRI) have developed technologies of silica nanospheres using the sol-gel process. ICRI undertakes also research projects focused on application of these nanospheres as fillers for polymer nanocomposites (PVC, PET, PC, PA). Through an analysis the...See more

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Nano silver has a wide application as an anti-microbial agent, in various industries. During production of nanomaterials based on nano silver, workers run the potential risk of being exposed to the nanoparticles of this metal. In recent years there have been many reports of possible toxicity of...See more

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