"Spicy world of NanoScience"
addressing occupational safety and health needs in the design process to prevent or minimize the work-related hazards and risks associated with the construction, manufacture, use, maintenance, and disposal of facilities, materials, and equipment.
14 -16 AUGUST 2012
COLLEGE OF NANOSCALE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY
" " Participants at this workshop will provide input into the safe commercialization of nano products using a Prevention-through-Design approach. Participants will share their knowledge on -
- efforts to develop safer nano- molecules that have the same functionality;
- process containment and control, based on the considerations of risk of exposure to workers;
- management system approaches for including occupational safety and health into the nanoparticle synthetic process, product development, and product manufacture. " "
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, 13 JULY 2012
FOR INQUIRY, CONTACT DONNA HEIDEL
" "A growing number of business leaders are recognizing PtD as a cost-effective means to enhance occupational safety and health. Many U.S. companies openly support PtD concepts and have developed management practices to implement them. Other countries are actively promoting PtD concepts as well. The United Kingdom began requiring construction companies, project owners, and architects to address safety and health during the design phase of projects in 1994, and companies there have responded with positive changes in management practices to comply with the regulations. Australia developed the Australian National OHS Strategy 2002–2012, which set "eliminating hazards at the design stage" as one of five national priorities. As a result, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) developed the Safe Design National Strategy and Action Plans for Australia encompassing a wide range of design areas including buildings and structures, work environments, materials, and plant (machinery and equipment). " "