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BAuA activities

An overview of BAuA's activities in the field of nanotechnology

BAuA is actively involved in safety and health matters relating to the workplace handling of nanoparticles and has selected the following topics for its own activities:

  • a company survey on the production and use of synthetic nanoparticles in the workplace (in cooperation with the German Chemical Industry Association, (VCI e. V.));
  • development of a research strategy for nanotechnology (in cooperation with the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR));
  • development of measurement strategies for identifying nanomaterials, especially fibrous ones, in the workplace;
  • derivation of a limit value for nanoparticles;
  • guidance on the handling and use of nanomaterials in the workplace (in cooperation with VCI).

BAuA's activities aim to support the creation of information that allows risks to be evaluated according to international standards, as well as allowing the development of appropriate handling recommendations. In addition, BAuA supports nanotechnological products that have a positive impact on the health of workers and participates in a variety of national, European and international committees.

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