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

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Nanotechnology Health Safety – A Practical Approach.

12 July 2016


Nanotechnology has a wide range of consumer applications from
pharmaceuticals and electronics to cosmetics and novel
fabrics.  One of the prerequisites for the safe development of
nanomaterials is to ensure the safety of workers using, handling or
manufacturing nanoparticles.

In response to this HSL is running a one day training course on
a practical approach to nanotechnology health and safety.

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

Course includes

  • Practical advice and tools on the measures that may be needed
    to adequately control exposure to airborne nanoparticles during
    their manufacturing, or during the use and disposal of these
  • Current best practice with references to the new HSE and the UK
    NanoSafety Group guidance “Working Safely with Nanomaterials
    in Research and Development”
  • Formal presentations and case studies with opportunities to
    discuss these issues with experienced HSL scientists
  • Hands-on practical training on assessing and implementing
    control measures and exposure monitoring that allows theory to be
    put into practice

Course aim

To gain an understanding of the techniques and methods available
to identify and control exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

Course Objectives

The focus of this course will be on a “Practical approach to
nanotechnology health and safety”. The course will provide
delegates with an understanding of:

  • What is known about the health risks for exposure to
    manufactured nanomaterials?
  • What exposure scenarios might be expected?
  • What measurement techniques and strategies to measure airborne
    nanomaterials can be used in the workplace?
  • What types of engineering controls are available; how to select
    and maintain these controls.
  • Correct selection and use of Respiratory Protective Equipment
    (RPE) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Managing the disposal of nanomaterials.

Course learning outcomes

At the end of the one-day course, the delegates should

  • Where exposures to nanomaterials may occur.
  • How to monitor personal exposure to airborne nanomaterials and
    limitations of current measurement instruments
  • The type of RPE and PPE available for use with nanomaterials
    and about the HSE regulations.
  • The main types of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) available and
    methods to assess the effectiveness of LEV performance.
  • How to manage RPE/PPE and LEV.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at health and safety advisors, occupational
hygienists and users of nanomaterials in universities, research
organisations and industry.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this course is £495 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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