This article describes some of the safety considerations for the design and construction of micro/nano facilities and applicable building code provisions. The two key elements required for safe operation in micro and nanotechnology facilities are: (1) engineered features incorporated into building construction, and (2) administrative features that deal with how people work within the facility.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. May 2012. General safe practices for working with engineered nanomaterials in research laboratories.
International Code Council. 2012. International Building Code.
International Code Council. 2012. International Mechanical Code.
National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70. 2011. National Electrical Code.
National Research Council. 2011. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards. The National Academies Press. Washington, D. C.
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