RJ Lee Group Scientist Contributes to Article on Workplace Exposures to Nanomaterials


(December 6, 2011 MONROEVILLE, PA) Keith P. Rickabaugh, RJ Lee Group Senior Scientist, is a contributing author to the article “A Strategy for Assessing Workplace Exposure to Nanomaterials” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene’s November 2011 issue. The article describes an exposure assessment strategy for nanomaterials that is both easily customized and enables effective exposure management with limited resources. It provides useful guidance on conducting workplace characterization; understanding exposure potential to nanomaterials; accounting methods for background aerosols; constructing SEGs; and selecting appropriate instrumentation for monitoring. Industrial hygienists will find the article to be a practical guide for managing engineered nanomaterial risks in the workplace. In addition to Mr. Rickabaugh, article authors include Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Michele Ostraat; Douglas E. Evans; Mark M. Methner; Patrick O’Shaughnessy; James D’Arcy; Charles L. Geraci; Edward Stevenson; and Andrew Maynard.

Mr. Rickabaugh has more than 15 years of experience in providing technical consulting at RJ Lee Group. He was recently involved in a successful multi-phase study on unbound nanoparticles (UNP), conducted in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), to evaluate worker exposure and potential environmental release of unbound nanoparticles (UNP).

About RJ Lee Group

RJ Lee Group is as an industrial forensics laboratory recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative solutions to challenges in materials characterization, forensic engineering, and information management. For 30 years, we have been using our scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to our customers. RJ Lee Group is a 300-person company with headquarters located in Monroeville, Pa. For more information visit our website at www.rjleegroup.com.

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