Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > 40 Years of Chemical Safety at the OECD: Wednesday 15 June 2011

Abstract:
The OECD has been co-ordinating multilateral work on chemical safety since 1971. Over the past 40 years, OECD efforts have led to the development of harmonised high-quality instruments and policies that help countries better manage the risks chemical products pose for humans and the environment.

40 Years of Chemical Safety at the OECD: Wednesday 15 June 2011

Paris, France | Posted on June 11th, 2011

Harmonisation of chemical safety policies at the OECD has allowed governments and industry to avoid duplicating work, minimise non-tariff barriers to trade and create a level playing field for industry. The programme has led to substantial efficiencies for government and the industry, with total savings estimated at more than €150 million per year.

Government officials, business leaders, chemical experts and academics will discuss the major achievements of the OECD's chemical safety work as well as the new challenges going forward during a public forum at OECD headquarters on Wednesday 15 June starting at 09:30 a.m.

This conference is open to media.

Slovenian State Secretary for Health Ivan Eržen (Chair of UN International Conference on Chemicals Management) will deliver the keynote address.

Other participants include: Steven Bradbury, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, US EPA; Geert Dancet, Director of the European Chemicals Agency; Steven Howdle, Chair of the 2011 Chemicals Science and Societies Summit; Makoto Hayashi, Director General, Japanese Biosafety Research Center; Christian Schaible, senior policy officer at the Chemicals and Industry Policy, European Environmental Bureau; and Gernot Klotz, Executive Director of Research and Innovation, European Chemical Industry Council.

Speakers will address the scientific advances that are accelerating the development of new testing and information gathering methods, as well as strategies for combining and using them in assessment procedures.

Participants will also discuss these challenges and the possibilities for working together to ensure that emerging methodologies can be used by governments in the most efficient and effective ways and that barriers to harmonisation are avoided.

Journalists interested in attending should contact the OECD Media Division ( , +33 1 45 24 97 00).

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
OECD Media Division

+33 1 45 24 97 00

Copyright © OECD

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

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

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 October 23rd, 2014

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas October 23rd, 2014

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

Chemistry

Iranian, Malaysian Scientists Study Nanophotocatalysts for Water Purification October 23rd, 2014

Announcements

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

Events/Classes

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

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