This standard specifies the requirements for establishing and maintaining a program to control exposure to synthetic nanomaterials in the workplace in accordance with the principles of a health management system. and occupational safety (SGSST) (the CAN / CSA-Z1000 standard and chapter 4).
This standard provides guidelines for health and safety practices in nanotechnology-related workplaces (see Appendices A to E).
The information contained in this standard corresponds to current information relating to nanotechnologies, in particular characterization, health effects, exposure assessments and means of control. The terms and definitions used in this standard are in accordance with those developed by ISO Technical Committee 229, ISO technical committee on nanotechnologies.
This standard focuses on the manufacture and use of synthetic nanomaterials in the workplace. It will not address health and safety issues or practices relating to nanomaterials produced by natural processes, hot processes and other conventional uses that unintentionally generate nanomaterials, nor potential consumer exposures or uses, although some data from this standard can be one of those areas. The information in this standard is likely to help companies, researchers, workers and others in preventing adverse health and safety consequences during production, handling, use and disposal. waste of synthetic nanomaterials. This recommendation is generally applicable to a whole range of nanomaterials and applications. For the purposes of this standard,
a) the term "nanomaterials" means synthetic nanomaterials; and
b) the term “nanoparticles” designates more generally a nanomaterial having one, two or three dimensions in the nanometric scale.
In this standard, the term "must" indicates a requirement, that is, a requirement that the user must meet in order to ensure conformity with the standard; “Should” indicates a recommendation or what is advisable but not mandatory to do; and "may" indicates a possibility or what is allowed to be done.
The notes accompanying the articles do not include prescriptions or recommendations. They serve to separate from the text explanations or information that is not properly part of the standard.
Footnotes to figures and tables are part of these and may be written as prescriptions.
The appendices are qualified as normative (mandatory) or informative (optional) to specify their application.