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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 ( ).

*** Webcast LIVE at ***

What: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center Progress Report:

January 2007

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

12:00 p.m.)

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.

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