Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Nanomaterials in New York and the Tri-State Area
VOETS, LLC provides consulting, testing, and monitoring services to identify potential occupational hazards.
Companies and institutions researching and utilizing nanomaterials can turn to the industrial hygiene and indoor environmental quality professionals at VOETS to help assess and mitigate occupational exposure risks to these materials.
Technology-based companies in New York and the surrounding area often look to advances in materials science to innovate and create new products to sell globally. One of these technologies is the development and advancement of nanotechnologies.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter on a near-atomic scale to produce new structures, materials, and devices. This technology promises scientific advancement in sectors such as medicine, consumer products, energy, materials, and manufacturing.
Engineered nanomaterials are materials that have been purposefully manufactured, synthesized or manipulated to have a size with at least one dimension in the range of approximately 1 to 100 nanometers and that exhibit unique properties determined by their size according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). At this near-atomic size, materials often begin to exhibit properties that affect physical, chemical, and biological behavior. People working in industries that utilize nanomaterials have the potential to be exposed to these engineered materials through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion.
“NIOSH reports that occupational health risks associated with manufacturing and using nanomaterials are not yet clearly understood,” said Michael Berrevoets, President, VOETS, LLC. “Companies and institutions researching and utilizing nanomaterials can turn to the industrial hygiene and indoor environmental quality professionals at VOETS to help assess and mitigate occupational exposure risks to these materials. The experts at VOETS can help with eliminating or reducing hazards and exposures, engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers.”
To learn more about VOETS and their occupational, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental, health, and safety testing and consulting services, please visit www.VOETS.nyc, email michael@VOETS.nyc , or call (212) 860-7450.
About Verification, Operations, and Environmental Testing Services (VOETS, LLC)
VOETS, LLC began operations in 2016 with some of the most seasoned professional indoor environmental quality consultants in the nation. They bring a proven track record of identifying and resolving a wide range of building science, industrial hygiene, and construction health and safety issues. VOETS offers environmental compliance, indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, Legionella, environmental site assessments (ESAs), training, and industrial hygiene consulting services. The company specializes in field investigations and assessments of commercial, institutional, healthcare, and residential buildings throughout New York City and the tri-state area.
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