Wednesday, 30 July 2014

FP7 ERA-NET on Nanosafety
Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

2 July 2013

Consolidated Framework for EHS of Manufactured Nanomaterials

First Draft is Available for Download

The European ERA-NET "Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" (SIINN) has as its primary aim the promotion of the rapid transfer of the results of nanoscience and nanotechnology research into industrial applications by helping to create reliable conditions.

One of the highest priorities of SIINN is to focus on developing a consolidated framework for environmental and health safety (EHS) for addressing nano-related risks and the management of these risks for humans and the environment.

This framework addresses:

- European and national policy-makers
- European and national stakeholders and decision-makers
- industry, industry unions, and industrial associations and interest groups
- researchers working in the field
- relevant European Technology Platforms and clusters
- the European Commission
- international organisations such as the OECD, ISO, CEN, etc.
- specialists for workers safety, human health and the environment
- Non-governmental organisations
- insurance companies, risk assessment and validation organizations

The purpose of the consolidated framework is to present to the target groups - in a condensed and accessible form - a gateway to the identification of best practices, synergy potentials and the elaboration of recommendations for future collaborations on the strategic and operational level addressing nanomaterials' EHS. This includes precautionary measures, pre-normative work, steps towards regulations, common actions and projects.

This document is intended as a summary that functions as an introduction to and overview of the selected topics. However, it is not meant to replace in-depth full-length texts that are necessary for the respective specialists. It is organized in a way to give a guideline how to enter into the topic of EHS, and to give substantial hints for further reading or own researches.
The final "Consolidated Framework for EHS of Manufactured Nanomaterials" will be delivered by SIINN at the end of January 2014. The current draft, however, already depicts the current state of the art in a sufficient way, so as to be used as a first guideline to enter into the topic.

Any feedback is more than welcome. Please send it to: siinn@temas.ch

The draft of the consolidated framework can be downloaded below.

The SIINN ERA-NET is funded under the ERA-NET scheme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, Research Directorate- General, Grant Agreement No. 265799
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