The Nanotechnology Awareness course is now online.
It is required for all personnel working in laboratories engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials.
It is designed to develop an awareness of:
- What natural and man-made nanoparticles exist in history and today
- How they are current being used in different industries (even here at UAB)
- Where to get information about them
- How to protect yourself and others when working with and/or around them
Pre-requisites: You must have successfully completed at least one of the following courses:
- BIO303: Basic Biosafety Training
- CS101: Chemical Safety Training
- LSW2001: Laboratory Safety Workshop
A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course.
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.
- Future Medica
- How Stuff Works - Nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology Research Foundation
- NIOSH - Nanotechnology
- OSHA - Nanotechnology Standards
Note: While UAB is not subject to OSHA at this time, we do closely follow their guidelines.
- Penn State’s Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization
- Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace (CDC)
- The Project of Emerging Nanotechnologies
- The A to Z of Nanotechnology
Call 205-934-2487 for more information.