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EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work

EU-OSHAThe European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union, with the task of collecting, analysing and disseminating information related to occupational safety and health across the EU and contributing to an evidence base which policymakers can use to establish future policies regarding occupational safety and health.

In March 2009, EU-OSHA announced the results of a report entitled "Expert Forecast on Emerging Chemical Risks Related to Occupational Safety And Health"[pdf]. According to the report, "[c]ontact with a wide range of chemicals and other hazardous substances at work is endangering the health of workers across Europe, and nanotechnology is one of the risks causing most concern to experts from 21 European countries."

Following this, EU-OSHA has published several reports pertaining to the workplace risks of nanomaterials, including:

In addition, EU-OSHA has published a number of good practice case examples for those working in various sectors of the nanotechnology industry, available here.

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