Nanomaterials in workplaces
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
On this page there are Japanese administration information and JNIOSH's research findings about nanomaterial handling in workplace.
JNIOSH is collecting and disseminating the research and administrative information about occupational health of nanomaterials on this web site for the Japanese employers and employees at request of Ministry's of Health, Labour and Welfare. (On the basis of Notification No.0331013 by Labour Standard Bureau).
1. Documents from Labour Standard Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
- Notification on Precautionary Measures for Prevention of Exposure etc. to Nanomaterials (Notification No.0331013 by Labour Standard Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, March 31, 2009). (Notification No.0207004 rescinded)
- Report of Review Panel Meetings on "Preventive Measures for Worker Exposure to Chemical Substances Posing Unknown Risks to Human Health (Nanomaterials)", Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, November 2008).
2. JNIOSH investigation reports
- Result report: Questionnaire investigation about industrial hygiene of nanotechnology.
- Example of nanomaterial handling workplace (1): Fullerene and fullerene processing material (metallic involving fullerene)
3. JNIOSH research findings
- Nobuhiko Miura and Shinji Koizumi: Analysis of the biological effects of silver nanoparticles. 81st Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Occupational Health, June 2008, Sapporo.
- Mariko Ono-Ogasawara: HPLC Analysis of Fullerene Aerosol. 25th discussion meeting of Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology, Aug 2008, Kanazawa.
- Nobuhiko Miura and Shinji Koizumi: Analysis of the biological effects of nanosilver exposure. Forum 2008: Pharmaceutical Health Science and Environmental Toxicology, Oct 2008, Kumamoto.
- Sigeki Koda, Mitstutoshi Takaya, Fumio Serita, Mariko Ono-Ogasawara, Yasushi Shinohara, Hiroyuki Saito, Nobuhiko Miura: Nanomaterials in workplace and its OSH activities; Results of a questionnaire survey to related enterprises. 48th annual meeting of Japan Occupational Hygiene Association, Nov 2008, Kyoto.
- Mariko Ono-Ogasawara, Mitsutoshi Takaya, Fumio Serita, Hiroyuki Saito, Shigeki Koda: HPLC Analysis of Fullerene in Workplace. 48th annual meeting of Japan Occupational Hygiene Association, Nov 2008, Kyoto.
- Mitstutoshi Takaya, Fumio Serita, Mariko Ono-Ogasawara, Yasushi Shinohara, Hiroyuki Saito, Shigeki Koda: Airborne particle concentrations and electron microscopic observation of the particles in a workplace handling fullerene. 48th annual meeting, Japan Occupational Hygiene Association, Nov 2008, Kyoto.
- Nobuhiko Miura and Shinji Koizumi: Assessment of the biological effects of silver nanoparticles in cultured human cells. SOT 48th Annual Meeting, Mar 2009, Baltimore.
- Mariko Ono-Ogasawara, Fumio Serita and Mitsutoshi Takaya: Distinguishing nanomaterial particles from background airborne particulate matter for quantitative exposure assessment. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 11(7): 1651-1659, 2009.
4. Other information
- Safety measures demand from Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Japanese government (Feb 22, 2008, Bureau of Social Walfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, in Japanese)
- Report: "Surveillance study on appropriate management technique in research and manufacturing of nanotechnology" (Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)