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September 12, 2019

CDC Seeks Additional Comment on Proposed NIOSH Project That Will Survey Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Federal Register notice on September 11, 2019, to provide an additional 30-day comment period on its proposed information collection project entitled “Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices.”  84 Fed. Reg. 47957.  As reported in our April 24, 2019, blog item, on April 23, 2019, CDC published a Federal Register notice inviting comment on the proposed...
August 22, 2019

NIOSH Publishes One-Pager on Nanotechnology Research Center’s Accomplishments and Future Activities

On August 20, 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a one-pager on the Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC).  NTRC conducts research to understand the potential effects on human health of exposure to engineered nanomaterials and develops methods to control or eliminate exposures.  NTRC focuses on the following areas “to help industry move safely and responsibly into the future”: NTRC’s accomplishments include completing peer and...
July 24, 2019

NIOSH Report on Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Management Addresses Nanofibers and Nanoparticles

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced on July 10, 2019, the availability of a new Technical Report, The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management.  NIOSH describes occupational exposure banding as “a voluntary process that assigns each chemical to a category based on its toxicity and any negative health outcomes associated with exposure to that chemical.”  The Technical Report “provides a process...
May 20, 2019

NIOSH Activities at 2019 AIHce EXP Include Presentations on Nanomaterials

On May 17, 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that its presentations at the May 20-22, 2019, American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce EXP) include: NIOSH congratulates Dr. Charles Geraci, Ph.D., Associate Director for Advanced Manufacturing, on being awarded the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award for his outstanding ability to recognize technical or scientific challenges that, when solved, benefit the industrial hygiene...
May 17, 2019

Slides Available from ACS Webinar on Working Safely with Nanomaterials in the Laboratory

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has posted the slides from its May 16, 2019, webinar on working safely with nanomaterials in the laboratory.  Chuck Geraci, Associate Director for Emerging Technologies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), moderated a panel including: The panel members discussed the importance of managing products containing nanomaterials by integrating them into an existing lab safety program.  They highlighted the...
April 24, 2019

NIOSH Seeks Comment on Proposed Information Collection Project That Will Survey Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices

On April 23, 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice inviting comment on a proposed information collection project entitled “Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices.”  The goal of the project is to assess the relevance and impact of NIOSH’s contribution to guidelines and risk mitigation practices for the safe handling of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace. ...
April 24, 2019

ACS Will Hold Free Webinar on Working Safely with Nanomaterials in the Laboratory

On May 16, 2019, the American Chemical Society (ACS) will hold a webinar on working safely with nanomaterials in the laboratory.  Chuck Geraci, Associate Director for Emerging Technologies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), will moderate a panel including: The panel will discuss the importance of managing products containing nanomaterials by integrating them into an existing lab safety program.  During this free interactive broadcast, they...
March 25, 2019

Registration Begins for NNI Webinar on Characterization and Quantification of Engineered Nanomaterials

Registration is available for the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) April 9, 2019, webinar on “Characterization and Quantification of Engineered Nanomaterials:  Drivers of NanoEHS Research.”  The speaker will be Dr. Robert MacCuspie, Natural Immunogenics Corp., and Dr. Debra Kaiser, National Institute of Standards and Technology, will moderate.  The webinar will examine the significant progress in characterization and measurement of engineered...
March 22, 2019

“Stories from the NNI” Discusses Nanotechnology and Workplace Safety with Dr. Chuck Geraci

The March 18, 2019, episode of the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) podcast series, “Stories from the NNI,” is a conservation with Dr. Chuck Geraci, Associate Director for Emerging Technologies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), and Dr. Geraci discuss how NIOSH works with industry to ensure workplace safety, the progress that has been made in the...
March 13, 2019

2019 NanoEHS CORs Workshop Will Be Held in October

The 2019 U.S.-European Union (EU) NanoEHS Communities of Research (COR) Workshop will take place October 15-16, 2019, at the Europole de l’Arbois in Aix en Provence, France.  The workshop is organized by the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the European Commission (EC).  The agenda for the October 2018 Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop and the following presentations are available:...