Starting with emphasizing the importance of Nanosafety issues, it covers highlights of activities, priority areas and major outcomes as well as outreach in dealing with safety issues arising from manufactured nanomaterials.
OECD assists countries in the implementation of national policies that guarantee the responsible development of nanotechnologies. As such, part of its work is focused on the safety evaluation and assessment of manufactured nanomaterials that ensure human health and environmental safety.
This work is overseen by the OECD's Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN). This body concentrates on human health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials (limited mainly to the chemicals sector), and aims to ensure that the approach to hazard, exposure and risk assessment is of a high, science-based, and internationally harmonised standard. Its programme seeks to promote international co-operation on the human health and environmental safety of manufactured nanomaterials, and involves the safety testing and risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials.