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July 27, 2009

NIOSH Announces Conference on Nanomaterials and Occupational Health and Safety

Lynn L. Bergeson

On July 15, 2009, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced plans to hold a conference entitled “Nanomaterials and Worker Health:  Occupational Health Surveillance, Exposure Registries, and Epidemiological Research.” The conference is intended to identify gaps in information about potential occupational health effects of nanomaterials, as well as address questions related to occupational health and safety.

According to NIOSH’s website, the conference will strive to:

  • Share existing knowledge;
  • Identify major issues;
  • Examine successful approaches; and,
  • Explore new approaches, techniques and models.

The conference is currently scheduled for three days in July 2010 and will be held in Colorado.