Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog

Regulatory & legal developments involving nano and other emerging chemical technologies

Tag Archives: International Labour Organization

ETC Group Posts Report on Global Governance of Nanoscale Technologies

Posted in International, Legal/Regulatory Issues
On December 17, 2010, ETC Group published a report entitled The Big Downturn?  Nanogeopolitics, which updates its 2005 nanogeopolitics survey. According to ETC Group, since 2005, policymakers have begun to acknowledge that fast-tracking nanotechnology has come at a price and that some sort of regulation is necessary to address at least some of the risks posed.… Continue Reading

ILO Publishes Booklet On Emerging Hazards

Posted in International, Occupational Health and Safety Issues, Other
On April 27, 2010, ILO published a booklet entitled “Emerging Risks and New Patterns of Prevention in a Changing World of Work,” which summarizes new occupational safety and health issues, including those related to technical innovations such as nanotechnology. The booklet states: There is a big knowledge gap between advances in the application of nanotechnology and… Continue Reading