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Reviews and position papers

  • Two major reviews for Safe Work Australia have been published:
    1. "Engineered nanomaterials: Investigating substitution and modification options to reduce potential hazards" (Jackson N., Tepe S. and Wright P.; RMIT University). Safe Work Australia, Commonwealth of Australia publication. Online publication date: 1 Aug. 2010. ISBN 978-0-642-33100-7. 81 pages.
    2. "Engineered nanomaterials: Evidence of the effectiveness of workplace controls to prevent exposure" (Jackson N., Lopata A., Elms T. and Wright P.; RMIT University). Safe Work Australia, Commonwealth of Australia publication. Online publication date: 4 November 2009. ISBN: 978-0-642-32884-7. 82 pages.

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Conference and workshop reports

  • ICONN 2012 at the 4th Australian International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Perth, 5-9 February 2012). This was a very successful joint conference with the 10th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC 10) and the 22nd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM 22). Prof. Joe Shapter (Flinders University) was Theme Chair of "Nanomanufacturing, Safety and Standards", comprising 5 symposia sessions, and a plenary on Australian public perceptions of nanotechnology by Dr Craig Cormick (National Enabling Technologies Strategy, NETS, Australian Department of Innovation).
  • ICONN 2010 at the 3rd Australian International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Sydney, 22-26 February 2010). Dr Maxine McCall (CSIRO Nansosafety) was Theme Chair of "Nanotechnologies in Society, Health and the Environment" – this was the conference’s symposia theme 1, comprising 7 symposia sessions, which included Short Course 1 “Effective Risk Assessment and Work Practices for Use with Engineered Nanomaterials” (half-day session presented by Paul Wright, Neale Jackson and Jeremy Allan), as well as internationally renowned experts Prof. Mark Wiesner (Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, Duke University, USA) as a plenary speaker, and as invited international speakers: Dr Chuck Geraci (National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health, USA), Prof. Linda Nielson (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and Dr Michael Stintz (University of Technology, Dresden, Germany).
  • ICONN 2008 at the 2nd Australian International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Melbourne, 25-29 February 2008). Assoc. Prof. Paul Wright (RMIT and Nanosafe Australia) was Theme Co-Chair of "Health and Safety, Nanoregulation" and organised six symposia sessions within this theme, which included internationally renowned expert Prof. Vicki Colvin (Rice University, TX, USA) as a plenary speaker, supported by NHMRC, and Dr Andrew Maynard (Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars, USA) as an international invited speaker.
  • ICON Asia workshop (PDF 123KB 5p)
  • Nanotox 2006 (PDF 51KB 8p)

Seminal nanotechnology OHS / EHS reports and papers

There is a large body of literature concerning the health and safety of nanomaterials. This page aims to list a few of the important government reports that have been produced over previous years. It will be updated regularly.

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