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Posted: February 21, 2007

Progress report on understanding occupational nanotechnology safety issues

(Nanowerk News) The earliest and most extensive exposures to engineered nanotechnology are most likely to occur in the workplace. In fact, such exposures are already taking place.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is mandated by law to conduct research and develop guidance on worker safety and health. With limited resources over the past two years, NIOSH, working in collaboration with partners in other federal agencies, countries, academia, industry, labor, and NGOs has been conducting research and developing guidance to address the occupational safety and health of workers exposed to nanomaterials.
Dr. Paul A. Schulte of NIOSH will discuss what progress has been made in understanding and preventing work-related injuries and illnesses potentially caused by nanoparticles and nanomaterials, drawing on the new NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center Progress Report, released in January 2007. Dr. Andrew Maynard will moderate the session.
What: "Nanotechnology: A Progress Report on Understanding Occupational Safety and Health Issues"
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2007; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m
Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
Complete release (pdf download, 280 KB).
Source: Woodrow Wlison Center
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