Register of nanomaterial use and storage
You must maintain a register if the nanomaterial is classified as a hazardous chemical according to Work Health and Safety Regulations.
A register must be maintained if the nanomaterial is classified as a hazardous chemical under Chapter 7, Part 16 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
Where the precautionary principle is being applied, it is recommended that a register be maintained of:
- nanomaterial use and storage
- engineered nanoparticle generating processes.
Recommended information to be kept in the register is outlined in the following table.
|1. Description of nanomaterial being used, stored, and/or manufactured||2. Description of process generating engineered nanoparticles, including identification of the engineered nanoparticle||Location of the process||Safety data sheet developed or obtained?||Risk assessment, Control Banding Nanotool implemented and documented?||Labelling implemented?|
|e.g. carbon nanotube||e.g. main lab||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|e.g. production of metal oxide for use in batteries||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|e.g. glass sputtering||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|This column is used for specific nanomaterials||This column describes the process being undertaken, and also lists any engineered nanomaterials that may be formed as intermediate products.||This column records if supplier has provided safety data sheet or you have developed your own.||For example you could apply the nanomaterial control banding worksheet.|