Big Legal and Business Issues in the Small World of Nanotechnology

Monday, May 23 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Legal, Regulatory, Guidelines, and Standards, Nanotechnology

Arranger: D. Dahlstrom, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Moderator: D. Dahlstrom, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Monitors: W. Collier, Bill Collier & Associates, Mariposa, CA; P. Webb, Colden Corporation, Worcester, MA.

The design, manufacture, distribution, sale and use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) and products, has far out-paced the progress of product safety and environmental/occupational safety assessment, nanomaterial regulation, and creation of industry-consensus standards. Speakers will highlight legal, business and insurance issues with a view toward practical advice on risk mitigation strategies.

Legal Risks Associated with Potentially Unsafe Nanomaterials Must be Contemplated by Responsible Parties W. Rogers, Prince, Lobel & Tye, LLP, Boston, WA.

The Current Status for Insurance Coverage for Nanotechnology under Various Lines of Liability Coverage J. Sano, Prince, Lobel & Tye, LLP, Boston, MA; M. Silvestri, CNA Insurance, Boston, MA.

The Use of Epidemiologic and Biometric Approaches to ENM Worker Risk Mitigation M. Barrie, Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities, Oak Ridge, TN.

Sustainable Risk Management of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Workplace B. Lippy, CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, MD.