On May 2016, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)  has published in Research Rounds the item “Research Explores Workplace Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes.”  In which are summarized the following two published papers by NIOSH investigators with partners at Kazan State Medical University, in Kazan, Russia, exploring whether workplace exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes could pose a risk for lung disease. 

The 2016 U.S.-EU Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop is being held June 6-7, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia.

The workshop will bring together U.S. and European scientists to share developments on nanoEHS research. Organized by the National Nanotechnology Initiative and European Commission, it is the 5th such workshop to be held.

Registration is free and open to the public; to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-wZatJVQ3b9LSx9rrJeeEZqFO-8DZVs-80txK-9DBmQ/closedform

The objective of this conference is to bring together scientists from academia, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to present current research findings, focus their respective talents and expertise, and initiate new collaborations in an effort to ensure the safe implementation of nanotechnology.

Read more: http://www.nanotoxcongress.net/index.html

A guide published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been released, directed at enterprises in the nanotechnology sector. Entitled Building a Safety Program to Protect the Nanotechnology Workforce: A Guide for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises, the guide provides recommendations to businesses to develop a written health and safety program to protect workers; focusing on risk minimization and risk management.