This part of ISO/TS 12901 provides guidance on occupational health and safety measures relating to
engineered nanomaterials, including the use of engineering controls and appropriate personal protective
equipment, guidance on dealing with spills and accidental releases, and guidance on appropriate
handling of these materials during disposal.
This part of ISO/TS 12901 is intended for use by competent personnel, such as health and safety
managers, production managers, environmental managers, industrial/occupational hygienists and
others with responsibility for the safe operation of facilities engaged in production, handling, processing
and disposal of engineered nanomaterials.
This part of ISO/TS 12901 is applicable to engineered materials that consist of nano-objects such as
nanoparticles, nanofibres, nanotubes and nanowires, as well as aggregates and agglomerates of these
The term “NOAA”, as used in this part of ISO/TS 12901, applies to such components either in their original
form or incorporated in materials or preparations from which they could be released to a certain extent
during their lifecycle, including, as a result, downstream activities such as disposal.