In June 2016, the project “Assessment of Individual Exposure to manufactured nanomaterials by means of personal monitors and samples” (nanoIndEx) published a guidance document entitled Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials.  The project aimed to determine the field readiness and usability of the instrumentation available for personal exposure assessment; use this information to generate reliable data on personal exposure in real workplaces; and distribute the findings to stakeholders.  It was funded under the Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, European Research Area Network, with a duration of 3 years.

Chesar 3 is now adapted to the IUCLID 6 format and exchanges data with IUCLID more effectively than before. This will help you to create your chemical safety assessments and reports in an easy and harmonised way directly from the IUCLID data. The update also supports the assessment of complex cases, such as multi-constituents or UVCBs*.

In 2015 an expert toxicologist prepared two reports for the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ on the potential use of nanotechnologies in existing food additives and food packaging. The reports were then peer reviewed by an expert pharmacologist and toxicologist to evaluate whether the conclusions for each of the reports were supported by the weight of evidence in scientific literature.  The peer review agreed with the overall conclusions of the reports.  

Date:August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM  to 05:00 PM 


Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25

D-44149 Dortmund, Germany

Journey description Dortmund

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently submitted several draft guidance documents concerning nanomaterials to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation.  Following consultation with PEGs, ECHA will consult its committees and/or Forum, where relevant.  The final consultation will be with the European Commission (EC) and the relevant Competent Authorities.  To ensure that the guidance updating process is transparent and open to participation by relevant partners, ECHA will publish drafts of the texts and feedback from the different consultation steps on its website.  According to the website, feedback on ECHA guidance can be provided by any party by using the guidance feedback form.