PDC 601: How to Assess and Manage Nanomaterial Risks

LCDR Adrienne Eastlake Lead Instructor
CDC/NIOSH
Cincinnati, OH 
United States of America
 
Ms Laura Hodson, CIH, FAIHA Instructor
NIOSH
Cincinnati, OH 
United States of America
 
Sun, 5/19: 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM 
Professional Development Course 
Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) 
Room: L100E 
CM Credit Hours: 3.5 

Description

This class will provide a process for the management of nanomaterials, which includes: anticipating where nanomaterials exist in the workplace, recognizing the potential occupational exposures, evaluating exposures, control based on prevention through design, control banding tools, and a risk management plan. Using nanomaterial exposure scenarios, breakout groups will create a sampling plan, analyze data, and evaluate engineering controls. Participants will be provided information on how to apply hazard and control banding for a nanomaterial. This half-day class may be taken alone or as a complementary class to the half-day PDC 502: Nanotechnology – Old Theories and New Concepts

*Please note: Only participants registering for two (2) half-day PDCs on the same day will receive a box lunch.

**Please note: power strips will not be provided at each attendee's seat; however, charging stations for laptops will be provided in each course room.

Course Outline

• Introduction to Nanomaterials
• Exposure Assessment for Nanomaterials
• Risk Management and Prevention through Design Principles
• Control Banding as Applied to Nanomaterials 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

• Assess a workplace for nanomaterials.
• Determine what types of industrial hygiene samples should be collected.
• Develop a sampling plan.
• Determine if controls are adequate and apply the hierarchy of controls.
• Apply a control banding tool to a nanomaterial. 

Prerequisites

Participants should have a basic understanding of engineered nanomaterials, IH sampling techniques, and the hierarchy of controls. It is recommended to take this course in conjunction with PDC 502: Nanotechnology – Old Theories and New Concepts. 

Course Survey Link

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19PDC601 

Course Level

Advanced

Learning Aids

None

Learning Level(s)

Competent

Topics

Control Banding/Hazards
Exposure Assessment Strategies
Nanotechnology

Transfer of Knowledge

Group activities
Practice exercises