NanoSafer is a combined control-banding and risk management tool that enables assessment of the risk level and recommended exposure control associated with production and use of manufactured nanomaterials (e.g., nanoparticles, nanoflakes, nanofibers, and nanotubes) in specific work scenarios. In addition to manufactured nanomaterials, the tool can also be used to assess and manage emissions from nanoparticle-forming processes.
The procedure requires information from:
- suppliers technical data sheets
- safety data sheets delivered with the material (nearest analogue bulk material)
- occupational exposure limits for respirable dust (nearest analogue bulk material)
- data on the work situation
- data on the workplace
Input data are stored in confidential personal files so it can only be reused by the same user. Data is only available with the selected log-in and password.
Inspiration for risk management
Development and Funding
NanoSafer is maintained by the National Research Centre for the Working Environment.
NanoSafer v 1.0 was developed by the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, DENMARK and the Danish Technological Institute, Høje Taastrup, DENMARK. for Industriens Branchearbejdsmiljøråd og Branchearbejdsmiljørådet for Undervisning og Forskning.
NanoSafer v 1.1 was developed by the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen supported by the Danish Nanosafety Centre funded by the Danish Work Environment Research Fund and test experiences achieved in the EU FP7 projects ENPRA, NANOSUSTAIN, and HINAMOX.
NanoSafer v 2.0 is planned to be launched in 2016 as conclusion of the Danish NanoSafety Centre and developments by the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen and the Danish Technological Institute, Høje Taastrup, DENMARK. These planned updates are expected for the hazard assessment module and further developments of the risk management module and industrial case studies.
A high-tier exposure assessment tool is also planned to be launched in 2016 as a result of developments funded by the EU FP7 SUN Project (Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project).