'Nanotechnology: The new EHS risk frontier' focus of workshop

The Cadmus Group Inc. is pleased to present a half-day workshop, "Nanotechnology: Managing Health and Environmental Risks," on Sept. 12 at its Watertown, MA, headquarters. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon. This workshop is designed for professionals who need essential information for understanding nanotechnology risks and the implications for their business...

WATERTOWN, MA, July 6, 2006 -- The Cadmus Group Inc. is pleased to present a half-day workshop, "Nanotechnology: Managing Health and Environmental Risks," on Sept. 12 at its Watertown, MA, headquarters. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Every day new uses for nanotechnology materials (NM) in commercial products, drug delivery systems, computers, electronics, and construction materials are discovered. Managing this new EHS risk frontier is challenging. This workshop is designed for professionals who need essential information for understanding nanotechnology risks and the implications for their business.

This workshop will provide the basics for responsibly managing NM exposure, human health, and safety issues and for learning potential NM impacts on workers, consumers, and the environment. Combining their experience with corporate and governmental clients, workshop instructors Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin, risk assessment expert, and Dr. Brenda Barry, with expertise in toxicology, occupational health, and biosafety, will address these important nanotechnology issues.

Participants will learn:
• Current positions of federal agencies regarding regulations for nanotechnology
• State-of-the-science regarding the toxicity of NM
• Best EHS practices for handling and managing NM
• The Cadmus Adaptive Risk Assessment Decision Framework and other risk assessment approaches Since 1983, The Cadmus Group, Inc. has worked with governmental and corporate clients to solve complex environmental and energy challenges through innovative thinking. Cadmus can also design nanotechnology workshops tailored to meet your company's needs.

There is a $150 registration fee for this event. Please contact Kirsten Shannon at (617) 673-7000 or kshannon@cadmusgroup.com for further information and to register for the workshop. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Founded in 1983, the Cadmus Group Inc. (www.cadmusgroup.com) helps government, non-profit, and corporate clients address critical challenges in the environmental and energy sectors.

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