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March 18, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 3rd EU‐Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety: Occupational Exposures to Manufactured Nanomaterials (MN) and Waste Disposal respectively was held on 18 March 2019, at Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel (Rangnam) during the ASEAN Next 2019

Nanotec(Thailand) organized 3rd EU‐Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety which was held at Pullman Hotel(Sol Rangnam)in Bangkok. Over 70 participants from 16 nations attended the dialogue. The aim of the “Asia- EU dialogue” event is to exchange of information, knowledge and experience as well as sharing between the major players from EU and Asia.

The decision to focus on Occupational Exposures to Manufactured Nanomaterials(MN) and Waste Disposal at the 3rd EU‐Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety stems from the discussion held between OECD and CDC- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH) program which gives Importance to life cycle assessment of exposures to nanoparticles by manufacturers who use nanoparticles to produce consumers ‘goods including waste disposal. It was agreed that these workers are the front line to receiving maximum exposures to nanoparticle.

Final agenda

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks by Dr. Wannee Chinsirikul, Executive Director, NANOTEC

09:15 – 09:30  Opening Remark by Mr. Saw Htay Myint Oo, ASEAN-OSHNET

09:30 – 10:20 Keynote Talk: “Nanomaterial Inhalation toxicity” Dr. Jun Kanno, Director, Japan Bioassay Research Center, Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety

10:20 – 10:50 Keynote Talk: “Applicability of the Safe-by-design concept to the specific business case of nanoclay-containing plastic capsules”

Mr. Alexander Pogany, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:40 Invited Talk: ”Fate of Nanoparticles in Managed Waste Facilities”

Dr. Ralf Kägi, Research Scientist, Head of the Particle Laboratory at the Eawag

11:40 – 12:00 Invited Talk: ”Occupational Exposures to Manufactured Nanomaterials in South Korea” Dr. Jeongho Kim, Standing member of industrial accident compensation committee of Labor Welfare institute, Professional Engineer in the field of industrial hygiene, certified labor affairs consultant)

12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH

13:15 – 13:30 Invited Talk: ”The Malta Initiative” Ms. Susanne Resch, Scientist, BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

13:30 – 13:45 Short introduction: the content of the breakout session (Chair: Alexander


13:45 – 15:00 Breakout sessions (Chair: Alexander Pogany)

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 Presentation of group findings (Chair: Alexander Pogany)

16:00 – 17:00 Moving Forward to 4th EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety (Chair: Alexander Pogany)