Nanotechnology Work Health and Safety Symposium

Safe Work Australia and the Commonwealth Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) hosted a Nanotechnology Work Health and Safety Symposium on 9/10 September 2010.

The two-day symposium brought together a wide range of stakeholders including nanotechnology researchers, government representatives, and union and industry representatives.

The symposium featured presentations on projects commissioned under the Nanotechnology Work Health & Safety Program and panel discussions to examine the implications of the research findings and options for addressing work health and safety issues in nanotechnology.

 Summary of the program

Presentations from the symposium

 Engineered nanomaterials: Toxicology and health hazards

 Engineered nanomaterials: Evidence on the effectiveness of workplace controls to
prevent exposure 

 Engineered nanomaterials: Investigating substitution and modification options to reduce potential hazards

 Benchmark exposure levels and control banding

 Nanometrology and documentary standards for nanotechnology

 Nanotechnology and the work health & safety regulatory framework

 Evaluation of MSDS & labels associated with use of engineered nanomaterials

 Detection of Carbon Nanotubes

Please note: these presentations should not be taken to represent the views of Safe Work Australia.

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