During the COVID-19 emergency, the Safety Office is continuing to provide services.

Click here for more information on essential services that will continue, work that will be suspended, the laboratory shutdown checklist, and changes to the ESF hours.


Nanomaterials have the potential to behave differently than the same material in the macro size range. The University of Waterloo’s Nanomaterials Safety Program outlines the responsibilities and processes required to minimize the risk of working with nanomaterials.

See the Nanomaterials Safety Program for more information.

Additional resources and information

Nanotool Instructional

Nanomaterial Risk Assessment Worksheet - June 2018

Nanopowder Handling Recommendations (Video)