The “Nano-Training” project, spearheaded by INAIL (Italy) and in collaboration with prominent PEROSH member institutes like INSST (Spain), NFA (Denmark), STAMI (Norway), and TNO (The Netherlands), is dedicated to mitigating training risks in the Research & Development and production of new and advanced materials, including nanomaterials. This initiative seeks to establish comprehensive guidelines for systematically training workers engaged in the manufacturing, handling, and processing of nanomaterials and advanced materials (AdMa).
Partnering with key European organizations such as the Italian Industrial Association (AIRI – Italy), the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC – Belgium), the Nanotechnologies Industries Association (NIA), Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (SNS Italy), Tyndall National Institute (Ireland), and the EU H2020 Gov4Nano Project Consortium, the project aims to harmonize training modules. This collaborative effort ensures a unified approach to address the challenges associated with nanomaterials and AdMa, fostering a safer and more knowledgeable workforce in these innovative fields.
Following an in-depth comparative analysis and drawing upon the extensive experience of project partners in the field, the “Nano-Training” initiative has successfully identified specific needs and best practices for professional training focused on workers’ safety and health. These insights have undergone a meticulous refinement and validation process through a comprehensive stakeholder consultation. This inclusive process involved professionals from the PEROSH network and beyond, engaging 58 experts with expertise in advanced materials, nanomaterials, training and education activities, risk management, and occupational health and safety.
The latest publication reflects the outcomes of the initial round of stakeholder consultations. This document provides a comprehensive overview of identified gaps and needs, themes and topics, target audiences, preferred formats, tools, and best practices for training in the domain of emerging risks related to nanomaterials and new advanced materials within the workplace. By consolidating the knowledge and perspectives of diverse experts, the project aims to address crucial aspects of worker safety and health in the dynamic fields of advanced and nanomaterials.
The second round of this survey is now open for participation at the following link: https://www.research.net/r/PeroshTrainingSurvey
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PEROSH organised a successful webinar on this project with speakers from Italy, The Netherlands and Spain. Have a look at the video and subscribe to our YouTube feed.
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