Understanding and Preventing Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Potentially Caused by Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

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02/23/2007 - Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies on PewHealth.org.

The earliest and most extensive exposures to engineered nanoparticles are most likely to occur in the workplace. In fact, such exposures are already occurring.

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  at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Web site in the events section.

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.

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