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Nanos and Occupational Health


Nanos and Occupational Health

By the AVICENN team – Last modification September 2023

Many employees are likely to be exposed to nanoparticles and manufactured nanomaterials in almost all sectors.

The workplaces concerned can be research and development laboratories, start-ups resulting from this research, large companies or a whole series of small and medium-sized companies, as well as craftsmen and distributors, who receive a flow of raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products.

This dossier explores various issues related to the exposure of workers to nanos, the legal framework of nanos in the workplace and avenues of improvement for a better risk assessment and protection of workers.

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Upcoming Nano Agenda

Nanomaterials and REACh (LNE, Paris)
Global Webinar on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (Online)
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  • February 27 to 28, 2024
  • Organizers: Global Scientific Guild
  • Main theme: Insights and Innovations in Nanotechnology and Nano Science: Progressing to the future

Managing the risks associated with nanomaterials (CEA, Grenoble)
  • Awareness-raising aimed at personnel in contact with nanomaterials during research, formulation, production, maintenance, cleaning, upkeep, etc., as well as safety coordinators or engineers, facility managers, heads of laboratories where nanoparticles are handled.
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