The EU is driving the development of new technical standards for nanomaterials. This includes standards that can also be used for characterising exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace. As part of this work, the European Commission has issued a specific mandate to develop new standards related to nanomaterials in the workplace. Several technical committees are working on this mandate to develop these standards.

Technical committees

  • CEN/TC 137 Assessment of workplace exposure to chemical and biological agents
  • CEN/TC 352 Nanotechnologies (and its ISO homologue, ISO/TC 229)
  • CEN/TC 195 Air filters for general air cleaning

International and EU standards