Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

to be estabblished call for members

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: ron.meyers@csa.ca.

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.

Davorah Katz

Project Assistant

Occupational Health and Safety/Mechanical Industrial Equipment Safety

Canadian Standards Association

5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100

Mississauga, ON L4W 5N6

Email: Davorah.Katz@csa.ca

Nano review by Food Safety Authority of Ireland calls for adequate regulatory controls

In Food, Law, nano, Nanoscale on October 13, 2008 at 7:58 pm

see here
full report here

No regulatory void on nanotech, says European Commission

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.
more here

Canadian academies report on Nanotechnology

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.
more here

here a Globe and Mail article

Council of Canadian Academies news release