Nanoparticles at Workplaces: Hazards, exposure and control

26th – 28th of October 2021
Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland

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About this course

The course will raise awareness of the nanoparticles (sources, recognition, toxicity and control) at different working environments. The focus will be on engineered nanoparticles/nanomaterials but also incidental nanoparticles appearing at many different work environments utilizing e.g. hot process and massive energies will be in concern.

Themes such as toxicity, exposure, risk assessment, control and legislation will be covered. With comprehensive lectures and practical hands on sessions, the course gives ability to understand the possible exposure to nanoparticles as well as improve the safety of the working manners and work environments.

Please note!

We will do our utmost to arrange courses, even in these exceptional times.  We have the readiness to arrange courses with modified concepts, allowing smaller groups to meet, in some cases national groups, and the possibility to participate on-line. 

Our cancellation policy is generous, so it is safe to enroll to a course well in advance and cancel participation if the situation makes it difficult or risky to travel.

Course Summary

26th – 28th of October 2021
Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline 23rd of September 2021
EUR 700-900 (depending on day package)
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Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 450 and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Wednesday

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 900 (course fee EUR 450 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 900

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 450 + day package fee EUR 250).

EUR 700

Accommodation

25th – 28th of October 2021 at Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 25th –28th of October 2021 at Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation using this link or by using the booking code BNIV241021 (available until 11.10.2021).

The room price for a single room is EUR 116/night and for a twin room EUR 136/night. Both include breakfast.

The block reservation will be available until 11th of October 2021. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

EUR 116-136

Course objectives

The participants will:

  • understand the concepts of natural, incidental and engineered nanoparticles and their similarities and differences, basic behavior, sources and exposure scenarios
  • learn about the toxicity of nanoparticles and environment aspects based on the latest scientific findings
  • know how to recognize, assess and prevent the exposure for nanoparticles
  • be introduced to risk assessment methods with practical hands-on section
  • familiarize themselves with the current legislation and standards related to nanomaterials and exposure and learns about the foreseen development
  • be offered a foresight on the development of the nanoindustry and other advanced materials

Target groups

  • Occupational hygienists
  • Health and safety executives
  • Researchers
  • Authorities
  • Laboratory engineers

Course Summary

26th – 28th of October 2021
Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline 23rd of September 2021
EUR 700-900 (depending on day package)
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Subject background

Nanoparticles appear in many different work environments. First of all, worker’s may be exposed to incidental nanoparticles when working with e.g. industry with massive energies and high temperatures but also in office-like environments where e.g. 3D-printers are used. These incidental nanoparticles are still quite poorly distinguished at the workplaces. Nanoparticles may also be produced intentionally, i.e. engineered nanoparticles / engineered nanomaterials, which are utilized widely in different branches of industry.

There are scientific research studies available on both incidental and engineered nanoparticles. Those have also lot of common features, e.g. measurement techniques and risk control methods apply to both groups. Since the toxicity of the nanoparticles is not definitely known, prevention of exposure plays an important role when working with engineered nanomaterials


General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 23rd of September 2021: full refund
Cancellations received by 24th of September 2021 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact person

Course leader

Anna-Kaisa Viitanen, Dr., Specialist Research Scientist
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
email: anna-kaisa.viitanen@ttl.fi

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager

Morten Jakobsen
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 126 3336
email: morten.jakobsen@niva.org

Contact person

Linda Vänskä 5

Morten Jakobsen

Course leader

Anna-Kaisa Viitanen

Anna-Kaisa Viitanen

  • Specialist Research Scientist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI

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