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Nanotechnology Safety

Welcome to UNC's online Nanotechnology Safety Training Course. This online training course will provide employees information on the potential hazards and risks involved with nanotechnology and the control measures that should be utilized to limit exposures. Nanotechnology safety training is a one-time training that is required for all faculty, staff and students who work with nanotechnology, nanomaterials or nanoparticles. At the conclusion is a short quiz to verify that you have completed the course and understand its contents. You must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly to receive credit for the course. If there is a problem with the course or quiz, or if you have any questions in regards to training or other safety questions, please call EHS at 919-962-5507.

Modules: click on Introduction to begin or use the links below to navigate to specific sections and pages.

Introduction Training Goal
Nanomaterial Properties
Engineered Nanoparticles
Hazards of Nanotechnology Hazards of Nanotechnology
Hazards of Nanoparticles
Exposure Pathways
Job Related Activities
Risk Assessment Risk Assessment
Nanomaterial Risk Levels
Safety Controls Engineering Controls
Work Practice Controls
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE: Gloves
PPE: Respirators
Waste Handling
Conclusion Other Resources

After Completion: remember that you must take and pass the post test in order to receive credit for this training.