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Nanomaterials and OSH

This project aims at raising general awareness for nanomaterials, their presence in the workplace, their impact on workers\\\\' safety and health, available specific risk assessment tools and adequate prevention measures, including in activities where unintended exposures are most likely, such as construction, waste treatment or during cleaning and maintenance operations.

 

Main achievements: 1. The project contributed to bridge a gap which was identified by EU-OSHA related with the lack of research information on nanomaterials targeted at workplaces, as well as, the lack of awareness on the very presence of nanomaterials in products handled/work processes in workplaces down the user chain. 2. Project deliverables included the publishing of: e-Facts 73: Nanomaterials in healthcare sector: occupational risks and prevention (https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/e-facts/e-fact-73-nanomaterials-in-the-healthcare-sector-occupational-risks-and-prevention).; and e-Facts 74: Nanomaterials in maintenance work: occupational risks and prevention (https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/e-facts/e-fact-74-nanomaterials-in-maintenance-work-occupational-risks-and-prevention).

 

Partners: FCT-UNL, FIOH (Finland), KOOP (Germany)

 

Funding organization: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Reference:ERO-12-01 a and ERO-12-01 c
Start date:01 Jan 2012
End date:01 Jan 2013
Main researcher:Isabel L. Nunes, Assistant Professor
Research group:Systems Engineering and Management
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