Occupational Exposure Banding for Semiconductor Nanomaterials
John Baker; Michele Shepard
(BSI EHS Services and Solutions, The Woodlands, TX / Colden Corporation, Albany, NY)
Advanced materials, including nanomaterials, are being developed at a rapid pace, too quickly to allow time for the development of an occupational exposure limit by a recognized, authoritative technical body. In the interim, responsible actions can be taken to provide for the health and safety of potentially exposed people handling and using these materials by adopting a control or exposure “banding” approach to guide decisions on equipment design, administrative controls and personal protective equipment. This interactive Roundtable will explore current guidance for banding and discuss approaches using example exposure scenarios and questions from attendees.