The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Office of Technical Assistance and Technology Presents: The Big Picture: Safe Development of Nanotechnology

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Date: November 15, 2007

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Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Office of Technical Assistance and Technology Presents: The Big Picture: Safe Development of Nanotechnology

November 15, 2007 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The purpose of the workshop is to open a dialogue among industry, government, and the public on developing appropriate strategies for assessing and managing the risks associated with the manufacture, use and ultimate disposition of nanomaterials. The day will be spent providing information so that participants can communicate with each other at the same level, exploring the issues and concerns associated with nanotechnology, and identifying the next steps needed to develop the industry while protecting workers, the public, and the environment. The Big Picture: Safe Development of Nanotechnology will feature presentations by nationally recognized experts on what is needed to address environmental, health and safety issues posed by the use of nanomaterials. Ample time will also be provided for breakout sessions and open discussion on what business and government can do together to ensure that nanotechnology develops safely in Massachusetts.

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Additional Sponsors:

Environmental Business Council of New England
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety
Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute

At the workshop your business will learn about:

  • Currently available risk assessment tools
  • Best management practices for nanotechnology

At the workshop you will have a chance to join in open discussion concerning:

  • What is important and feasible to do about environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues
  • What you think state agencies should know and understand
  • What useful next steps might be possible

Companies that develop or use nanotechnology are encouraged to:

  • Inform Massachusetts agencies about current practices and how state agencies can mitigate risk concerns and help manufacturers safely develop products using nanotechnology
  • Share concerns about public perception
  • Identify regulatory concerns for both researchers and manufacturers

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Who Should Attend:

  • Research & Development Companies
  • Manufacturers that use nanotechnology in their operations
  • Academic researchers
  • Other stakeholders for the nanotechnology industry including venture capital and law firms

For Additional Information contact:
Sue Lanza
Email: [email protected]
Phone 617-626-1068

 

Details

Date:
November 15, 2007
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Details

Date:
November 15, 2007
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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