What sort of HSE knowledge do we really need to deal with the new substances that are now found in everything from clothes to cosmetics and electronics? Can nanomaterials damage the environment, or are these invisible particles safer than we tend to believe?
These are among the questions that SINTEF scientist Andy Booth wants to answer. He has taken the initiative to launch a new competence transfer project – SafeNano Norway – on health, safety and environmental aspects of nanotechnology. Traditionally, there has been little close cooperation between the disciplines of HSE and nanotechnology, but the real need for such collaboration has recently become clear