Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Environmental Training Center Prepares Companies to Handle Nanotechnology Environmental and Human Safety

Abstract:
The 2012 federal budget recommends the allocation of $2.1 billion to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a federal interagency research and development program that studies the imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale—a measurement of particles between 1 and 100 nanometers (1 billionth of a meter) in size. While nanoscale materials are found in nature as part of smoke, volcanic ash, and sea spray, the advancement of microscopic magnification has allowed scientists to understand the new properties of matter that occur at the nano level. This burgeoning area of science, with potential applications in electronics, computing, alternative energy, food, and medicine brings with it a significant need for companies to understand the safe use of these materials.

Environmental Training Center Prepares Companies to Handle Nanotechnology Environmental and Human Safety

Santa Clara, CA | Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Part of the NNI budget is dedicated to studying the environmental, health and safety (EHS) exposure to, and implications and use of, nanomaterials. Federal research is ongoing, and as companies adopt the use of nanomaterials in various development or manufacturing processes, having a framework for risk management will be a critical component of their successful use.

To address these growing needs, the California Community Colleges' Environmental Training Center (ETC) will host a workshop entitled "Introduction to Nanomaterials and Occupational Health." The eight-hour course hosted by Mission College in Santa Clara will take place on May 24, 2011, and review current EHS knowledge, provide guidelines for risk management, and offer tools for tracking the latest health and safety impacts in the field.

"The nanotechnology field is expected to grow to $2.5 trillion globally over the next four years and has the potential to create thousands of jobs in California by 2015," said ETC Statewide Director Richard Della Valle. "This upcoming workshop is led by two well respected industry experts, and provides a critical foundation of knowledge for those professionals with safety and health responsibilities in facilities where nanomaterials are handled now, or may be handled in the future."

Industry experts Kristen Kulinowski, PhD, director of the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) and Bruce Lippy, PhD, director of the National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training, will provide lab managers, process safety engineers, occupational medicine professionals, and industrial hygienists, among others, the opportunity to prepare their companies and staff to safely take advantage of this new area of scientific and technological progress.

####

About California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development
The ETC is part of a statewide network funded through the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program and helps California businesses with onsite training and education, compliance audits and health and safety issues.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Environmental Training Centers (ETC)
Richard Della Valle, Statewide Director
Phone: (925) 672-2209
Email:

Copyright © California Community College's Economic and Workforce Develo

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

First Observation of Electronic Structure in Ag-Rh Alloy Nanoparticles Having Hydrogen Absorbing: Storage Property –Attempting to solve the mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to Pd– October 30th, 2014

Iranians Present Model to Predict Photocatalytic Process in Removal of Pollutants October 30th, 2014

Production of Biocompatible Polymers in Iran October 30th, 2014

Amorphous Coordination Polymer Particles as alternative to classical nanoplatforms for nanomedicine October 30th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection October 29th, 2014

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat: SunShot Project aims to make solar cost competitive October 29th, 2014

Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact October 29th, 2014

Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents October 29th, 2014

Academic/Education

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

First Canada Excellence Research Chair gets $10 million from the federal government for oilsands research at the University of Calgary: Federal government announces prestigious research chair to study improving oil production efficiency October 19th, 2014

Raytheon, UMass Lowell open on-campus research institute: Industry leader’s researchers to collaborate with faculty, students to move key technologies forward through first-of-its-kind partnership October 11th, 2014

SUNY Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Announce Expanded Partnership October 2nd, 2014

Announcements

First Observation of Electronic Structure in Ag-Rh Alloy Nanoparticles Having Hydrogen Absorbing: Storage Property –Attempting to solve the mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to Pd– October 30th, 2014

Iranians Present Model to Predict Photocatalytic Process in Removal of Pollutants October 30th, 2014

Production of Biocompatible Polymers in Iran October 30th, 2014

Amorphous Coordination Polymer Particles as alternative to classical nanoplatforms for nanomedicine October 30th, 2014

Events/Classes

New Compact SIMS at 61st AVS | Visit us on Booth 311 October 28th, 2014

Iran to Hold 3rd Int'l Engineering Materials, Metallurgy Conference October 25th, 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

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE