Posted: January 30, 2008

Nanotechnology: What every EHS professional should know

(Nanowerk News) NAEM, The National Association for Environmental Management, is conducting a web seminar on the environmental health and safety implications of nanotechnology tomorrow, January 31, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET.
In this session you will learn why nanotechnology stands to be one of the most important technologies of the 21st Century with major impacts on a number of industrial sectors including consumer products, electronics, biomedical, automotive and aerospace.
Youíll also gain an understanding of the potential EHS impacts of nanotechnology and learn about key areas of concern for EHS professionals as this new technology comes into play across industry.
Attend this program and:
  • Get an overview of nanotechnology and some of its potential applications
  • Hear how companies are addressing concerns regarding occupational exposure to nanomaterials and their potential adverse health effects on workers and the public, as well as their possible environmental impacts
  • Get a detailed look at DuPontís efforts to manage nanotechnology risks through the development of a voluntary risk framework
  • Speakers
  • Dr. Terry Medley, Global Director, Corporate Regulatory Affairs, DuPont
  • Dr. Brenda Barry, Senior Toxicologist, ENSR | AECOM
  • Dr. Vicki Colvin, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Rice University
  • Who should attend?
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Anyone with responsibility for developing policies and procedures regarding the use of nanomaterials in products
  • Any EHS professional wanting to stay abreast of emerging issue areas
  • To register go to:
    About NAEM
    NAEM, the Premier Association for EHS Management, is a non-profit educational association dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) management. NAEM programs are developed by association members to support their professional development & broaden their skill competencies.
    Source: NAEM
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