Working Safely with Nanomaterials

Friday, July 6, 2012

BOHS & UK Nanosafety Partnership Group hosted this International conference on Working Safely with Nanomaterials at the Royal college of Physicians, Edinburgh.

Many of the presentations are now available to download - please click on the title within the programme to access the PDF.

Programme

09:00

Welcome

John Howard, Director of NIOSH

09:15

Official seminar opening and context for the Guide

Judith Hackitt, Chair of HSE

09:45

Introduction to the Nanosafety Partnership & the scope of the Guide 

June Freeland, UK Nanosafety Partnership, University of Strathclyde

10:00

Legal Duty 

James Wheeler, HSE

10:15

Definitions, properties & the importance of characterisation

Dr Steve Hankin, IOM

10:30

Tea / Coffee

 

11:00

Characterising the risk:

1. Hazards of nanomaterials and their assessment
2. Exposure to nanomaterials and its assessment 

Dr Craig Poland, IOM
Dr Delphine Bard, HSL

12:00

Assessing the risk:

3. Application of COSHH & risk assesment including current control banding approaches 

Dr Arthur Mitchell, MRC

12:15

Managing the risk:

4. Exposure prevention
5. Waste disposal 

John Hulme, University of Cambridge
Dr David Kinnison, University of Southampton

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Implementing good practice in Nanosafety through training and auditing 

Dr Andrew Cottam, HSE

14:15

Health Surveillance 

Dr Michael Riediker, Institut Universitaire Romand de Sante au Travail

14:30

Examples of practicing responsible Nanosafety in...
1. Physical sciences
2. Life sciences
3. Engineering 

Mr Fred Hale, Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information
Professor Vicki Stone, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Douglas J. Paul, Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, University of Glasgow

15:30

Tea / Coffee

 

15:45

Emerging issues & future developments influencing Nanosafety practices

Dr Rob Aitken, IOM

16:00

Panel Discussion

Regulatory Agencies

16:30

Closing Remarks

 

Supported by

 

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Address:

Royal College of Physicians
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

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