Wednesday, January 26, 2005

U.S. chemical workshop takes on nanotech

Joint EFCOG/DOE Chemical Management 2005 Workshop (U.S. Department of Energy)

    The Chemical Safety Topical Committee (CSTC) is holding its seventh annual Joint Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG)/DOE Chemical Management Workshop at the DOE Forrestal Headquarters Auditorium in Washington, D.C. March 8-10, 2005. This year's workshop will include nanotechnology as a special interest.

    This year's Workshop theme is "Perspectives in Chemical Hazard Identification".

    This Workshop will provide a forum for the open discussion of critical chemical management and chemical hazard control issues faced by line managers, facility engineers and safety and health professionals attending. It will enable participants to gain a better understanding of chemical hazards identification and control.

    A "Call for Papers" has been issued for speakers to present a variety of methodologies and tools used in managing chemical hazards at the activity level. Program accomplishments, best practices, lessons learned and the challenges of preventing chemical incidents and controlling exposures to chemical hazards will be addressed during the three days of presentations and discussions. Training will include sessions on managing chemical threats and vulnerabilities and nanotechnology. More here

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