2nd Workshop "Nano in Belgium" - 2018: Occupational health protection

Organisatie: 
FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue - FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment - FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy
Activiteit: 
Evènement
Datum: 
Maandag 01/10/2018 - 09:00 tot 18:30
Kostprijs: 
0,00 €
Plaats: 
FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
Ernest Blerot street 1
BRUSSELS 1070
Belgique
50° 50' 15.0576" N, 4° 20' 5.3016" E
BE
Following the success of the 1st ‘Nano in Belgium’ Workshop which was focusing on the interplay between regulation and research, the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue, the FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment and the FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy would like to kindly invite you to the 2nd edition of this event.

This edition will be organized by the Belgian EU-OSHA Focal point in the framework of the 2018-19 “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances” campaign that aims to raise awareness of the risks posed by chemicals in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk prevention. Within the large field of chemicals, nanomaterials are a fast expanding group with specific characteristics. This theme will be linked with the state-of-play updates on national and EU-level regulations and the findings from various Belgian research projects.

 

Programme

President: Dr. Karel Van Damme

  8:30 - 9:00         Registration

  9:00 - 9:15          Welcome (Lieve Ponnet, acting Director General of the General Direction Humanisation of Labour, FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue)

 

Protection on the workfloor

  9:15 - 9:30         Belgian legislation (Linda Wouters, FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue)

  9:30 - 9:50         Point of view of ETIUI (Aida Ponce, ETUI)

  9:50 - 10:10       Work safely with nanomaterials: the VITO case (Sandra Verstraelen, VITO)

10:10 - 10:25      Questions & answers

 

10:25- 10:45       Coffee break

 

Legislation nanomaterials

10:45 - 11:00      The Swedish register (Ekatherine Lagovardos, Swetox)

11:00 - 11:15      The Belgian-register (Carine Gorrebeeck, FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment)

11:15 - 11:30      The French register (TBC)

11:30 - 11:45       Accreditation of the BE metrology department (Jasmine Petry, FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy)

11:45 - 12:00      The French Institute of metrology (TBC)

12:00 - 12:15      Nanomaterials under REACH (Andrej Kobe, EU COMM)

12:15 - 12:30      Questions & answers

 

12:30 - 13:30      Lunch &poster session

 

Research projects

13:30 - 14:00      To2DeNano (Peter Hoet, KU Leuven)

14:00 - 14:30      The Nanofood@ / NanoAg@ projects (Jan Mast, Sciensano)

14:30 - 14:50      Nanomaterials in consumer products (Martine van Poppel, VITO)

14:50 - 15:10      The Nanogra Project (Elodie Bouhoulle, ISSEP)

15:10 - 15:25      Questions & answers

 

15:25 - 15:45      Coffee break

 

15:45 - 16:15      The Nanostreem project

                                Risk assessment & personal protection means (Dimiter Prodanov, IMEC)

Medical surveillance of nanoworkers (Eline Vandebroek, Premed)

16:15 - 16:45      Exposure to inhalable nanoparticles at the work floor: how to determine (Evelien Frijns, VITO)

16:45 - 17:15      Questions & answers, wrap up and conclusions

 

17:15 - 18:15      Reception & poster session