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EC4SafeNano attended "Nano in Belgium" - 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018
On 1st October 2018, EC4SafeNano partners from VITO attended the 2nd Workshop "Nano in Belgium" - 2018: Occupational health protection

Following the success of the 1st ‘Nano in Belgium’ Workshop which was focusing on the interplay between regulation and research, the Belgian EU-OSHA Focal point in the framework of the 2018-19 “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances”  organized the 2nd workshop aiming to raise  the awareness of the risks posed by chemicals in the workplace.

The poster presented by the EC4SafeNano partners from VITO

During the event, the EC4SafeNano partners, H. Witters, S. Vercauteren and P. Berghmans from Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium presented a poster on the updates of the EC4SafeNano project and its progress on building the European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies. Also, the following oral presentations were delivered by the VITO colleagues:

  • Work safely with nanomaterials: the VITO case by S. Verstraelen
  • Nanomaterials in consumer products by M. Poppel
  • Exposure to inhalable nanoparticles at the work floor: how to determine by E. Frijns
The workshop promoted a culture of risk prevention and established strong links with the state-of-play updates on national and EU-level regulations and the findings from various Belgian research projects.