With funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program develops and disseminates web-based modules to educate and train a variety of learners about health and safety issues associated with emerging technologies. This is a multi-institutional collaboration among the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and Dakota County Technical College.
METPHAST is developing 20 modules related to nanotechnology health and safety. The first five modules will introduce learners with no prior background in occupational health and safety to the most important aspects of occupational hygiene. The remaining 15 modules will focus on the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards presented by working with nanomaterials.