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Posted: November 17, 2009
Nanotechnology webinar: Why thinking big about small things is important
(Nanowerk News) A webinar on December 9, 2009 by Gradient and Day Pitney, LLP addresses the issues of how engineered nanomaterials may present health & safety risks in the workplace and how to prepare your business.
Engineered nanoparticles are becoming more prevalent in commercial and industrial use.
Over 1,000 consumer products are believed to be “nano-enabled”, i.e. to contain one or
more nanoparticles as an ingredient. But what do we really know about the toxicity of
nanoparticles and do they pose a risk to health and safety in the workplace?
This Webinar will provide manufacturers and commercial users of nanomaterials with an understanding
of what nanoparticles are, why nanoparticles can raise health and safety questions, how
regulators in the United States are currently addressing potential risks, and what
companies can do now to reduce risks and the potential liability associated with the use of
these novel materials.
Among the topics that will be addressed are the following:
The state of the science in measuring and evaluating exposure and risks
EPA’s use of TSCA to regulate carbon nanotubes and to acquire toxicity data from manufacturers
Regulation of workplace exposure under OSHA
Liability risks under OSHA, Workers' Compensation, and Personal Injury Law
“Best Practices” to protect worker health and safety and to reduce liability risks