816  Nanotechnology: Being Prepared for the Next Big Thing

An estimated two million workers in the U.S. are currently exposed to nanometer-diameter particles on a regular basis, according to NIOSH. The NanoBusiness Alliance predicts that, Nanotechnology is likely to be the engine of innovation for the next fifty years, creating global economic output from one-three trillion dollars by 2015. Rapid advances in technology create significant challenges and opportunities for safety professionals. In this seminar, you will explore the latest issues associated with nanotechnology and tackle the challenges of what safety assessment you provide your employer/client when nanotech products enter their market, how to explain the risks of nanotechnology to workers and what precautions your organization should be taking now.

Learn to
Articulate the science and business of nanotechnology
Anticipate potential legal, ethical, and societal issues
Recognize safety, health, and environmental hazards associated with nanotechnology
Deliver effective risk communication
Devise strategies to distinguish and advance the role of safety professionals in this expanding technology

Instructors: Dan Markiewicz, MS, CSP, CIH, CHMM, President, Markiewicz & Associates Ltd., Toledo, OH

Credit: 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.0 IH CM Points # 08-2203 / .44 CHMM CMP