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Course on "Safety and Risks of Engineered Nanomaterial (ENM)"

From 10-12. November 2014 the NSC together with NIVA is hosting a training course on "safety and risks of engineered nanomaterials (ENM)" in Copenhagen Iceland Hotel in Copenhagen / Denmark. Registration is open until 30th September 2014.


Engineered nanomaterials (ENM) offer enormous potential in many technology areas . The safety of ENM is the key to the success of the industry, because without customers' confidence, nanotechnology has no future.

The main goal of the course is to provide the participants with information that allows them to understand key-issues related to ENM. More specifically, the purpose is to introduce the current knowledge about the characteristics of ENM, exposure to the material and their health effects and also about the challenges of risk assessment and risk management concerning ENM at workplaces.


Further information on the training course, programme and registration can be accessed via the NIVA website http://www.niva.org/start/view-54553-84?offset-54553=20


When:10.-12. November 2014

Where: Copenhagen Island Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

Registration Deadline: 30. September 2014


Registration & Participation

Participation fee for the course is €300 (excludes accommodation & meals). Board & Accommodation can be booked either as a complete package (€750) or as a day-package (€280/day).



  • Course Leader : Professor Kai Savolainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Nanosafety research centre. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Course Leader : Professor Ulla Birgitte Vogel, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Course Coordinator : Siv Jansson, NIVA, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, FINLAND. Tel. +358 30 474 2498. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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