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Category: Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology health and safety – a practical approach – Buxton, 12 July 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

This course will help delegates to gain an understanding of the techniques and methods available to identify and control exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

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Nanotechnology health & safety, a practical approach – Buxton, 26 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This course will help delegates to gain an understanding of the techniques and methods available to identify and control exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

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RR1068 – Summary of work undertaken to assess workplace exposure and control measures during the manufacture and handling of engineered nanomaterials

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The aim of this research was to develop an improved understanding of the UK nanomaterial industry and of worker exposure to engineered nanomaterials, through visits to companies manufacturing or using these materials.

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UKNSG – Working safely with Nanomaterials: an update – London, 9 September 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Event sees launch of the revised guidance ‘Working Safely with Nanomaterials’ and leading experts and practitioners in nanosafety will provide an update on most recent knowledge, methods and techniques for working safely with nanomaterials in laboratories.

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HSL: Nanotechnology Health & Safety – A Practical Approach – Buxton, 27 January 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

This course will help delegates to gain an understanding of the techniques and methods available to identify and control exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

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Managing risk: different perspectives to predict the unpredictable – London, 2 April 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

This event will explore alternative perspectives to risk assessment and how they can inform our approach. Insurance and compliance departments will explain how they calculate risk, and the Health & Safety Laboratory will outline new risks posed by emerging technologies.

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Nanotechnology Health and Safety – A Practical Approach, HSL, Buxton

Friday, September 6, 2013

This Health and Safety Laboratory course will help you gain an understanding of the techniques and methods available to identify and control exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HSE wishes to increase its knowledge and understanding of the occupational use and manufacture of engineered nanoparticles in the UK. It has worked with the UK NanoSafety Group to gain an overview of the work with nanomaterials in a small number of UK universities.

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New HSE guidance on Nanotechnology and updated website

Monday, March 25, 2013

HSE has produced new guidance aimed at employers, health and safety managers and SMEs who use or manufacture nanomaterials. The guidance is based on the generic principles of COSHH and good control practice and includes information on a range of nanomaterials. The nanotechnology website has also been updated and now includes information on the toxicological […]

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New guidance: Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Research and Development

Monday, September 10, 2012

This new guidance has been developed by The UK Nanosafety Partnership Group (UKNSPG) and is aimed at employers, managers, health and safety advisors, and users of particulate nanomaterials in research and development. This guidance has been endorsed by HSE and contains a foreword by Judith Hackitt.

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Nanotechnology – What are nanomaterials?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nanotechnology involves the creation and/or manipulation of materials at the nanometre (nm) scale. One nanometre is 10-9 m or one millionth of a millimetre. Nanoparticles are also manufactured or produced as a by-product of many long standing processes, such as fires, diesel engines and high energy manufacturing processing such as welding or grinding.

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Nanotechnology – nano alerts service

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This service aims to provide an overview of publications of studies that have examined the exposure and potential health effects of nanomaterials, particularly in the occupational setting.

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NanoAlert bulletins for January and April (2011)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NanoAlert bulletins for January 2011 and April 2011 are now available.

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Nanotechnology – Managing and working with manufactured nanomaterials

Friday, May 13, 2011

The existing UK regulatory framework, including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974,  is seen as sufficiently covering the safe use and handling of manufactured nanomaterials.

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Nanotechnology risk management basics – Legal duties

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The occupational use of nanomaterials is regulated under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 (as amended). COSHH requires employers to protect workers from exposure to harmful substances in the workplace. Embodying the principles of proportionality and risk assessment.

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Nanotechnology – Risk management basics

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The occupational use of nanomaterials is regulated under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 (as amended). COSHH requires employers to protect workers from exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.

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Nanotechnology – Risk management basics

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Information to help you manage the risks when working with manufactured nanomaterials.

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Nanotechnology – Industry feedback form

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Nanotechnology industry feedback form now available

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Revised guidance on the risk management of carbon nanotubes

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HSE’s revised nanotechnologies website has just gone live and we are using this opportunity to publish our new revised guidance on the Risk Management of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs).

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