Earn 1.0 Contact Hour
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event
Nanoparticles and Exposure: What Do We Need to Know?
August 12, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Nanotechnology has fostered the development of novel technology and products to benefit our life since early 1990. Scientists, stakeholders, and governors have been working closely in many countries to understand potential risks of this fast growing technology. There are indications that a range of engineered nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, agglomerates of nanoparticles, and particles of nanostructured materials, present potential risks to human health and the environment. Dr. Tsai’s research addresses occupational and environmental health and safety issues in a sustainable manner from the beginning of technology development. It has investigated various occupational and environmental exposure issues, developed effective control strategies and studied health effects. She will present the knowledge and fundamental information regarding the nanotechnology and a healthy environment.
After participating in this webinar, attendees will:
- Become familiar with engineered nanomaterials and potential concerns to their exposure.
- Understand the fundamental characteristics of nanomaterials.
- Become aware of the current protection and guidance for working with nanomaterials.
- Learn the differences between engineered nanomaterials and other respirable particles.
- Be able to discuss with others about the health and safety topics related to nanoparticles at workplaces.
Who Should Attend this Webinar?
People who have interests in health and safety of nanoparticles and who are working with materials and/or products incorporating nanotechnology or nanomaterials.
This webinar contains 1.0 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.
What is an ACGIH® Webinar?
ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.