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Workshop "Safe handling of nanomaterials at workplaces - Practical Guidance for the Safe Use of Nanomaterials" on 27./28.11.2012 in Berlin

Within the EU-project NanoValid, BAuA will organize a workshop on practical guidance for the safe use of nanomaterials. The workshop will raise awareness to OSH experts and other interested persons from research institutions, start-ups, industry, labour inspectorates, etc., who can provide practical experiences in this field.

Within NanoValid, a draft guidance on state of the art of safe handling of nanomaterials at workplaces was delivered in cooperation of BAuA (Germany), NRCWE (Denmark), CRF (Italy) and Nanologica AB (Sweden). Based on this guidance, training material shall be generated for persons, who are responsible for implementation of occupational safety and health issues at a company level, but also for those working in labour inspection.

The workshop addresses the following topics:

  • Are the recommendations and the level of detail of draft guidance document adequate for practical use, especially in research institutions and starts-up with limited access to OSH professionals?
  • Is there need for additional or less information?
  • Would a more legally binding character of this recommendation support its practical usefulness?
  • Which design should be used for the training materials (content, media and language)?
  • How can dissemination be supported by NanoValid partners and beyond?

The program and presentations of the conference can be downloaded below.

Downloads

Program (PDF file, 54 KB)

Do we need to validate existing methods for risk assessment of nanomaterials? (PDF file, 1 MB)
Rudolf Reuther, Nordmiljö AB, Sweden

Chemical safety, occupational safety and health - The regulatory framework (PDF file, 697 KB)
Dr. Rolf Packroff, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Toxicology - How to address health hazards of nanomaterials? (PDF file, 936 KB)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gebel, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Engineered nanomaterials - Considerations of the Working Group of the German Committee for Hazardous Substances (PDF file, 443 KB)
Dr. Stefan Engel, BASF SE, Deutschland

Do we need more than guidance? (PDF file, 1 MB)
Clarissa Eickholt, systemkonzept, Germany

Practical requirements of small- and medium-sized enterprises for working safely with nanomaterials (PDF file, 180 KB)
Dr. Ralph Nonninger, German Association of Nanotechnology e. V. (DV Nano), Germany

Tiered approach for assessing risks at work places (PDF file, 6 MB)
Dr. Christof Asbach, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e. V. (IUTA), Germany

Assessing and reducing risks for a sustainable development (PDF file, 2 MB)
Dr. Emeric Fréjafon, French National Institute for industrial and environmental risk assessment (INERIS), France

Briefing on the occupational safety starting point regarding handling of nanomaterials (PDF file, 307 KB)
Dr. Rolf Packroff, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Safe handling of nanomaterials at workplaces: state of the art and break up into parallel working sessions (PDF file, 3 MB)
Dr. Miriam Baron, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Working Session 3: Practical guideline - What do we expect? (PDF file, 46 KB)
Dr. Rolf Packroff, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Conclusions (PDF file, 63 KB)
Dr. Rolf Packroff, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany