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Posted: Apr 07, 2014
EU-First interactive platform on 'Safe Handling of Nanomaterials' published
(Nanowerk News) The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) has recently launched the Nano-Platform “Safe handling of Nanomaterials”.
The Nano-Platform offers up-to-date information on occupational health and safety and novel, interactive E-Learning-Tools, so-called “Nanoramas”. “Nanoramas”, a lexical blend of “Nano” and “Panorama”, are new E-Learning tools in which the user enters a virtual space and moves around in it. By completing the “Nanoramas”, users learn which nanomaterials and nano-products are used in their respective trade. On the other hand, the “Nanoramas” allow users to assess the occupational exposure to nanomaterials and to identify necessary protective measures when handling the materials.
The Nano-Platform is the first interactive platform addressing issues regarding nano-specific occupational health and safety. It aims to enhance knowledge not only among prevention professionals but also among workers with little knowledge on nanotechnologies. Currently, the platform is only available in German.
The Nanorama Construction is the first module available. It offers insights into the use and applications of nanomaterials in the construction industry. It will be joined by the “Nanorama Chemistry” and the “Nanorama Wood and Metal”, which will present the safe handling of nanomaterials in a chemical laboratory and an automotive workshop, respectively. Thanks to its modular design, the platform can be expanded with “Nanorama”-modules on any given sector or trade.
Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
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