NEW! Gain an understanding of nanotechnology to help identify and safely control sources and products containing nanomaterials in your workplace.
This updated e-course features an improved look and functionality to enrich your learning experience.
Nanotechnology is a broad name given to a wide range of technologies and materials that create, manipulate, or use particles of an extremely small size - roughly between 1 and 100 nanometres (nm). A nanometre is 1 billionth of a metre.
These nanomaterials can be both naturally occurring and man-made, and workers can be exposed during manufacturing (handling powders, performing maintenance, machining, sanding) and by use of many consumer products (such as computer screen coatings, sunscreen, and cosmetics).
This awareness course discusses nanomaterials that may be found in Canadian workplaces, the potential health hazards they present, and how workers can be protected.
Average time to complete this course is approximately 30 minutes.
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.
This course is also available in French
Item Number: ENANH-P0201EN