Home > Press > Understanding Occupational Safety & Health Issues of Nanotechnology: A Progress Report
The earliest and most extensive exposures to engineered nanoparticles are most likely to occur in the workplace. In fact, such exposures are already occurring.
Understanding Occupational Safety & Health Issues of Nanotechnology: A Progress Report
Washington, DC | Posted on February 22nd, 2007
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.
What progress has been made in understanding and preventing work-related injuries and illnesses potentially caused by nanoparticles and nanomaterials? This question is the focus of an event and live webcast on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ( http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions ).
*** Webcast LIVE at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano ***
What: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center Progress Report:
Who: Dr. Paul A. Schulte, Director, Education and Information Division, and Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Dr. Andrew Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Moderator
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2007, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch available at
Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 5th Floor Conference
Room. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
This event is being organized by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.
About The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
The Project was launched in 2005 by the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is dedicated to helping business, governments, and the public anticipate and manage the possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.
For more information, please click here
Copyright © Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014
QuantumWise guides the semiconductor industry towards the atomic scale October 24th, 2014
Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014
Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection October 23rd, 2014
Plastic nanoparticles also harm freshwater organisms October 18th, 2014
Human health, wealth require expanded marine science, experts say: In Rome, European experts publish a 'common vision' of priorities for marine research and action through 2020 October 9th, 2014
Coating Nanotubes with Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury October 6th, 2014
PEN Inc. Chairman Scott Rickert Announces Company Vision, Product Priorities and Management Team: Webcast Highlights the Launch of PEN October 3rd, 2014
Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims October 23rd, 2014
MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 October 23rd, 2014
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014
NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014