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

Date and location

26 January 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire SK17 9JN

Course overview

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.

The course will cover:

  • 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 materials
  • 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.

Who should attend?

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

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the HSL Nanotechnology Health and Safety – A Practical Approach course page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-nanotechnology-health-safety.htm