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Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials

OECD_200The OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) was established in September 2006 as a subsidiary body of the OECD Chemicals Committee.  This programme concentrates on human health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials (limited mainly to the chemicals sector), and aims to ensure that the approach to hazard, exposure and risk assessment is of a high, science-based,  and internationally harmonised standard. This programme promotes international co-operation on the human health and environmental safety of manufactured nanomaterials, and involves the safety testing and risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials.

The OECD WPMN has published a series of guidance documents, listed below, which are available for free download from the OECD website.

Although the documents published to date are guidance documents rather than standards, OECD does publish standards and is active in the nanotechnology field.  It is therefore to be expected that standards will be developed and published by OECD in the future. Further details will be included here as and when they are available.

Sponsorship Programme for Testing Nanomaterials

  • No. 44-54 Dossiers and Endpoints Derived from the Testing Programme on Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 27 - List of Manufactured Nanomaterials and List of Endpoints for Phase One of the Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Revision
  • No. 25 - Guidance Manual for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials: OECD Sponsorship Programme: First Revision
  • No. 15 - Preliminary Review of OECD Test Guidelines for their Applicability to Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 14 - (This document has been updated) - Guidance Manual for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials: OECD's Sponsorship Programme
  • No. 6 - (This document has been updated) - List of Manufactured Nanomaterials and List of Endpoints for Phase One of the OECD Testing Programme

Physico-chemical Properties & Characterisation

  • No. 66 - Categorisation of manufactured nanomaterials
  • No. 65 - Physical-chemical properties of nanomaterials: Evaluation of methods applied in the OECD-WPMN testing programme
  • No. 64 - Approaches on nano grouping/ equivalence/ read-across concepts based on physical-chemical properties (GERA-PC) for regulatory regimes
  • No. 63 - Physical-chemical parameters: measurements and methods relevant for the regulation of nanomaterials
  • No. 41 - Report of the OECD expert meeting on the physical chemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials and test guidelines

Toxicology

  • No. 76 - Grouping and Read-Across for the Hazard Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 58 - Preliminary guidance notes on Nanomaterials: Interspecies variability factors in human health risk assessment
  • No. 43 - Genotoxicity of Manufactured Nanomaterials : Report of the OECD expert meeting
  • No. 36 - Guidance on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 35 - Inhalation Toxicity Testing: Expert Meeting on Potential Revisions to OECD Test Guidelines and Guidance Document
  • No. 24 - Preliminary Guidance Notes on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials

Ecotoxicology

  • No. 62 - Considerations for using dissolution as a function of surface chemistry to evaluate environmental behaviour of nanomaterials in risk assessments: Preliminary Case Study Using Silver Nanoparticles
  • No. 40 - Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Test Guidelines

Exposure Assessment & Control

  • No. 79 - Strategy for Using Metal Impurities as Carbon Nanotube Tracers
  • No. 77 - Gold Nanoparticle Occupational Exposure Assessment in A Pilot Scale Facility
  • No. 74 - Exposure Assessment of Nano-Silver (AgNP):Case Study
  • No. 56 - Analysis of the Survey on Available Methods and Models for Assessing Exposure to Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 55 - Harmonized Tiered Approach to Measure and Assess the Potential Exposure to Airborne Emissions of Engineered Nano-Objects and their Agglomerates and Aggregates at Workplaces
  • No. 28 - Compilation and Comparison of Guidelines Related to Exposure to Nanomaterials in Laboratories
  • No. 13 - Report of an OECD Workshop on Exposure Assessment and Exposure Mitigation: Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 12 - Comparison of Guidance on Selection of Skin Protective Equipment and Respirators for Use in the Workplace: Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 11 - Emission Assessment for Identification of Sources and Release of Airborne Manufactured Nanomaterials in the Workplace: Compilation of Existing Guidance
  • No. 10 - Identification, Compilation and Analysis of Guidance Information for Exposure Measurement and Exposure Mitigation: Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 8 - Preliminary Analysis of Exposure Measurement and Exposure Mitigation in Occupational Settings: Manufactured Nanomaterials

Safety & Risk Management Practices

  • No. 80 - Alternative testing strategies in risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials: current state of knowledge and research needs to advance their use
  • No. 57 - Guidance Manual towards the Integration of Risk Assessment into Life Cycle Assessment of Nano-Enabled Applications
  • No. 39 - Environmentally Sustainable Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Workshop held on 14 September 2011 in Rome, Italy
  • No. 38 - Co-operation on Risk Assessment: Prioritisation of Important Issues on Risk Assessment of Manufactured NAnomaterials - Final Report
  • No. 33 - Important Issues on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 27 - List of Manufactured Nanomaterials and List of Endpoints for Phase One of the Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Revision
  • No. 25 - Guidance Manual for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials: OECD Sponsorship Programme: First Revision

Regulation & Information Gathering

  • No. 42 - Report of the questionnaire on regulatory regimes for manufactured nanomaterials 2010-2011
  • No. 31 - Information Gathering Schemes on Nanomaterials: Lessons Learned and Reported Information
  • No. 30 - Regulated Nanomaterials: 2006-2009
  • No. 23 - Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials (2010)
  • No. 21 - Report of the Workshop on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in a regulatory context, held on 16-18 September 2009, in Washington D.C.,United States
  • No. 19 - Analysis of Information Gathering Initiatives on Manufactured Nanomaterials

Reports on Current Developments & Strategies

  • No. 37 - Current Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Tour de Table at the 10th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 34 - Current Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Tour de Table at the 9th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 32 - National Activities on Life Cycle Assessment of Nanomaterials
  • No. 29 - Current Developments/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 26 - Current Developments/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Tour de Table at the 7th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
  • No. 22 - OECD Programme on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials 2009-2012 Operational Plans of the Projects
  • No. 20 - Current Developments/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Tour de Table at the 6th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, 28-30 October 2009
  • No. 18 - Manufactured Nanomaterials: Roadmap for Activities during 2009 and 2010
  • No. 17 - Current Developments in Delegations and other International Organisations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials- Tour de Table
  • No. 16 - Manufactured Nanomaterials: Work Programme 2009- 2012
  • No. 9 - EHS Research Strategies on Manufactured Nanomaterials: Compilation of Outputs
  • No. 7 - Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Tour de Table at the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, 11-13 June 2008
  • No. 5 - Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Tour de Table at the 3rd Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, 28-30 November 2007
  • No. 4 - Manufactured Nanomaterials: Programme of Work 2006-2008
  • No. 3 - Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Tour de table at the 2nd Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, 25-27 April 2007
  • No. 2 - Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Tour de table at the 1st Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, 26-27 October 2006
  • No.1 - Report of the OECD Workshop on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Building Co-operation, Co-ordination and Communication, 7-8 December 2005.

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