WHO fibres from nanomaterials and other advanced materials:
Do we have to tackle a new asbestos problem in OSH?

April 20th, 2016, 10:00 - 16:00
Lecture Hall, BAuA Dortmund/Germany


Since 2005, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has a focus on safety research and governance of nanomaterials at the workplace. BAuA unites expertise on measurement and characterisation of particles, toxicology, risk assessment, and control strategies. BAuA is also engaged in the regulation and governance of nano-materials through policy advice and participation in various governmental working groups and committees on national and international level.


BAuA now invites to an international symposium on asbestos-like fibres from nanomaterials and other advanced materials. The goal is to initiate a trans-disciplinary debate among representatives from academia, regulatory agencies, industry, and other interested parties in the governance landscape on advanced materials. It is also addressed to the members of the WHO Guideline Development Group 'WHO Guidelines on Nanomaterials and Workers' Health', who will hold a face-to-face meeting on April 18 to 19 at BAuA in Dortmund.


The symposium is public and free of charge.


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