Many of you in the nanotechnology community are familiar with our good friend Kristen Kulinowski, Ph.D. Kristen has been one of our leaders in providing information in regard to the safe handling of nanomaterials. Kristen and her team’s website is one of my favorites. Today I would like to share with you an opportunity for you to participate in a unique program called, “Introduction to Safe Handling of Nanomaterials in the Workplace” presented by the American Chemical Society (ACS)

This course will cover aspects of occupational health and safety as they relate to handling nanomaterials. The emphasis is on controlling human exposure. The course begins with an introduction to nanomaterials and the physicochemical properties of the major classes. Major developments in the toxicology and environmental impacts literature will be summarized along with their implications for occupational practice. The next topic is strengths and weaknesses of existing tools for assessing and controlling exposure. Principles of risk management for nanomaterials will be introduced, including emerging topics such as control banding. Major activity in the regulatory and standards arenas will be summarized. The course will conclude with an introduction to essential resources that attendees can consult after the course is over.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
Check-in opens at 7:30am on the day of the course. Course runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and mention this discount. May not be combined with any other offer.

Register online for this class in Anaheim, CA
Course Code: NANO

Register with form via mail or fax
Course Code: NANO

– Introduction to nanomaterials
– Toxicology of nanomaterials: research review
– Environmental impact of nanomaterials: research review
– Assessing and controlling exposure to nanomaterials: strengths/weaknesses of existing technologies
– Risk managements approaches: key elements, control banding
– Regulations and Standards: key regulatory agencies’ activities and standards on nanomaterials
– Information management in the nanotech workplace: essential resources for further education

Kristen Kulinowski is a Ph.D. Chemist and director of International Council on Nanotechnology as well as executive director of NSF Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology.

Bruce Lippy is a certified industrial hygienist, a certified safety professional and holds a Ph.D. in policy from the University of Maryland.

Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way

Anaheim, CA 92802

Discount room reservations can be made through the ACS Housing Connection.

Direct questions about the course to:
Phone: 202-872-4508, Email:

This is a subject that is vital to our nanotechnology community. Please continue to educate yourself on this topic.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Alliance