The Working Safely with Nanotechnology (OHS_HS240) course is now online.

This, and HS239: Nanotechnology Awareness, are both required for all personnel working in laboratories engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials.

The Working Safely with Nanotechnology training course is designed to teach those working with nanomaterials how to work safely with them and to stay healthy as well as protect co-workers.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Select the valid concerns that OH&S has and describe how these might affect you in your daily work.
  • Review the various control measures necessary for safe Laboratory Operations and apply them in your area.
  • Select several safe work practices that should be applied to areas working with nanomaterials.
  • Choose the items necessary for nanomaterials spill kit, and demonstrate how to clean up a nanomaterial spill correctly.
  • Describe the process for proper labeling and disposal of nanomaterials.

Pre-requisites: You must have successfully completed the following courses:

  • HS239: Nanotechnology Awareness 
  • BIO304: Biosafety Cabinets and Fume Hoods (This course has recently been updated and you must complete the latest version.)
  • CS101: Chemical Safety (It must have been completed within the last three (3) years.)
  • CS055: Hazardous Waste Handling and Packing (It must also be completed annually if you complete the manifest to dispose of hazardous waste.)

A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course. 

Registration: Follow these registration instructions.

A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained on file and presented to the proper authorities upon request.

Once you pass the assessment for the course, you may go to the My Transcript tab and located the course link. Once you click on the link, you will see another link that brings up your certificate for the course. Choose File, Print to print it.


Below you will find reference materials, websites, and job aids to assist you.  After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.


Call 205-934-2487 for more information.