WHO Guidelines on Protecting Workers From Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials

December 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    13th December 2017
  • ISBN 9789241550048
  • Language English
  • Pages 89 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

World Health Organization has developed these guidelines with recommendations on how best to protect workers from the potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs). The recommendations are intended to help policy-makers and professionals in the field of occupational health and safety in making decisions about the best protection against potential risks specific to MNMs in workplaces. These guidelines are also intended to support workers and employers. However, they are not intended as a handbook or manual for safe handling of MNMs in the workplace because this requires addressing more general occupational hygiene issues beyond the scope of these guidelines.

The publication includes executive summary in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.