Managing Dynamic Hazard Environments (17WHAZ)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

What do oil refining, academic laboratory research, and the emerging field of nanotechnology have in common? They do (or may) involve exposure to hazards that need to be understood and managed. Have lessons from past industrial and laboratory injuries and deaths influenced how researchers address questions of risk in novel areas where hazards are not well-characterized? What can the approach of today’s nanomaterials researchers teach us about chemical safety? This presentation will tie together risk issues from conventional high-hazard industries with the challenges facing safety professionals whose work affects laboratory research, using the emerging field of nanotechnology as a discussion topic.

Dr. Kulinowski has expertise in chemical and materials sciences, occupational health and safety issues, risk policy, nanotechnology, lOW_REZemergency response, and research administration. Prior to joining the Board, Dr. Kulinowski was a Research Staff Member in the IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute (STPI). STPI is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) chartered by Congress that provides rigorous and objective analysis of science and technology policy issues for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other offices and councils within the executive branch of the U.S. government and federal agencies.

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