In Law, nano, Nanoscale on March 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Canadian Standards Association would like to inform you that we are establishing a new Nanotechnology in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Technical Committee for the adoption/adaptation of international ISO/IEC nanotechnology standards into National Standards of Canada. We have attached the Call for Participants which will provide you with information about this project. If you or a member of your organization is interested in applying to be a member of this new Technical Committee, please submit your application to the Project Manager Ron Meyers at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to pass this message along to your colleagues who may be interested in this standards activity. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31st, 2009. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Occupational Health and Safety/Mechanical Industrial Equipment Safety
Canadian Standards Association
5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100
Mississauga, ON L4W 5N6
In Food, Law, nano, Nanoscale on October 13, 2008 at 7:58 pm
In Law, nano, Nanoscale, NBICS on October 13, 2008 at 7:40 pm
While knowledge gaps remain regarding the potential risks of nanotechnologies, the European Commission again expressed confidence that existing EU regulation can be applied to this emerging sector, stressing that the challenge ahead lies in their implementation.
In Governance, Health, Law, nano, Nanoscale on July 10, 2008 at 3:52 pm
The Council of Canadian Academies has been asked by the federal Minister of Health: “What is the state of knowledge with respect to existing nanomaterial properties and their health and environmental risks, which could underpin regulatory perspectives on needs for research, risk assessment and surveillance?”
An Expert Panel on Nanotechnology has been appointed by the Council of Canadian Academies to address this question. Scientific knowledge, or evidence, is broadly interpreted to include natural sciences and engineering, as well as social sciences.
here a Globe and Mail article
Council of Canadian Academies news release