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OEH Seminar: Perspectives on mitigating exposure to engineered nanomaterials in the workplace
Friday, December 7, 2018 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Venue: Gage Building, Room 108, 223 College Street (enter off Ross Street), University of Toronto
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Type: Seminar
Format: In Person; Webinar
​​Please note: This is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties.
Occupational exposure to engineered nanomaterials is an issue of concern, as production and application of nanotechnology grows rapidly.  This presentation provides an overview of the unique properties of engineered nanomaterials and the potential for exposure in the workplace. Out of a variety of national and international perspectives on reducing occupational exposures, two approaches are the most widely applied. One is the Harmonized Tiered Approach to assess potential exposures in workplaces. The other is the Control Banding Approach, which refers to the selection of control measures based on hazard and exposure.

Presenter: Dr. Pat Rasmussen

Dr. Pat Rasmussen is a Research Scientist with Health Canada, where she has focussed on nanotechnology research for the past ten years. Pat obtained her MSc degree from the University of Toronto and her BSc and PhD degrees from the  University of Waterloo, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa since 1999.
The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Seminar Series is approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of CIPHI. For more information, contact

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (
DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


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