WASHINGTONThe 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, NIOSHworking in collaboration with partners in other federal agencies, countries, academia, industry, labor and NGOshas 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 on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (www.wilsoncenter.org/directions).
Webcast LIVE at 2:30 pm at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano
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 Centers Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Moderator
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2007, 12:30 1:30 p.m. (Lunch available at
Webcast will be at 2:30 pm
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. The Projec
Contact: Julia Moore
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies