Browsing: Nanotechnology

MON
3:49PM

Study reveals effective measures for 3D printing risks

The emergence of metal 3D printing carries health risks associated with particle exposure, but a new study shows targeting critical tasks and preventative actions can protect workers.

TUE
2:21PM

Work safety amendments likely to follow diesel findings

Work health and safety regulations for diesel emissions are likely to be overhauled, after two research projects found occupational limits need to be slashed, and there are "critical gaps of knowledge" on the behaviour of nanoparticles.

FRI
3:56PM

Nano risks extend beyond manufacturing processes

The growing evidence from animal studies that nanomaterials can be harmful to health should compel employers to eliminate or reduce exposure to the tiny particles through the hierarchy of controls - immediately, according to special guidance from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

MON
2:22PM

Nanotubes linked to cardiovascular disease

European researchers have found an association between an increasingly used engineered nanomaterial and cardiovascular disease.

THU
3:50PM

Tougher chemical safety laws flagged; and more

  • Chemical assessments and OHS changes flagged by ALP;
  • Inquiry into workers' comp disputes launched in NSW; and
  • PC releases issues paper on veterans' compensation.
MON
2:45PM

Nanoparticles increase proteins linked to cancer

Australian researchers have identified increased levels of proteins associated with inflammatory responses in both workers who handle engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) and patients with cancer.

MON
2:38PM

Emerging risks of 3D printing on workers

OHS risks arising from the increasing use of 3D printing across multiple industries include exposure to hazardous substances, the proliferation of non-conforming building products and poor worker wellbeing, according to a special report from Europe's peak safety agency.

THU
3:55PM

Workers unaware of risks to reproductive health

Chemicals that are hazardous to employees' reproductive health are common in workplaces, but a lack of awareness on individual and organisational levels means people continue to be exposed to them, an occupational health researcher says.

TUE
3:23PM

Tunnel workers exposed to excessive ultrafine particles

A study of tunnel construction work has identified the types of workers exposed to high concentrations of hazardous ultrafine particles, which are associated with respiratory and cardiovascular disease.

TUE
2:37PM

WHS Amendment Bill divides inquiry; and more

  • WHS Amendment Bill divides Queensland inquiry; and
  • WA committee examines diesel health issue and high-risk work licences.

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