The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has a mission to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health.
NIOSH is initiating a study, with the assistance of The Graphene Council, to assess occupational exposures to graphene and other Two-Dimensional nanomaterials in commercial and industrial applications within the United States.
Our findings will help inform interested parties on what a representative workplace exposure currently is for these materials and establish consensus air sampling methods that can be adopted by industry and used to improve workers’ short and long-term health outcomes.
NIOSH is inviting companies operating within the United States to participate in this research opportunity. Exposure sampling will occur over three to four sequential days at your convenience. Workers will wear personal air sampling pumps to assess exposures within their breathing zones. Multiple processes and locations will be assessed in this way to provide a facility-wide exposure assessment.
For participating, your company will receive a thorough industrial hygiene report. This includes exposure characterization for all employees and sampled processes as well as recommendations for controls and methods to reduce exposures specific to your company.
Matthew Dahm, PhD, MPH is an industrial hygienist and is the principle investigator of this study. Seth McCormick, MPH is an industrial hygienist who will be serving as the main point of contact for those interested in participating. Please review the attached introductory letter, factsheet, and short biographies at your convenience.
If you are interested in learning more about the study or participating, please contact Seth by phone or email at 513-841-4575 or SMcCormick@cdc.gov. We look forward to working with you to ensure the safest possible work environment for your employees.
Matthew M. Dahm, PhD, MPH Seth McCormick, MPH
Research Industrial Hygienist Research Industrial Hygienist
1090 Tusculum Ave, MS-R14 1090 Tusculum Ave, MS-R14
Cincinnati, OH 45226 Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone: 513-458-7136 Phone: 513-841-4575
Email: email@example.com Email: SMcCormick@cdc.gov
Introductory Letter Fact Sheet Bios