Title: The JRC Nanomaterials Repository - Safe handling of nanomaterials in the sub-sampling facility
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC104369
ISBN: 978-92-79-64570-9 (online)
978-92-79-75267-4 (ePub)
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28321 EN
OP LB-NA-28321-EN-N (online)
OP LB-NA-28321-EN-E (ePub)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC104369
DOI: 10.2788/088893
Type: eBook
Abstract: The JRC Nanomaterials Repository has been established to respond to an increasing demand for representative nanomaterials (NMs) for testing. The facility serves the scientific community active in nanotechnology, environmental-health-and-safety and regulatory research, by distributing subsamples of test nanomaterials. The service provided by JRC Nanomaterials Repository has underpinned the Testing Programme of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, as well as several EU-funded research projects. It contributes to the harmonisation of test methods and enhances the comparability of scientific results. Recently, the JRC Nanomaterials Repository has extended its original range of operation by launching a novel sub-sampling facility. Due to the potential hazards of the handled NMs, this laboratory has been designed to ensure the highest safety levels for the operators and for the environment. The present report describes the set-up of this novel facility, with emphasis on Occupational Health & Safety aspects. It illustrates the complete workflow that leads to the production of those vials that are distributed worldwide as benchmark nanomaterials.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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