Colden Nanotechnology Advancements – July 2013

Senior Consultant Paul Webb Elected to AIHA® Nanotechnology Working Group Leadership Committee


Colden Corporation congratulates Senior Consultant, Paul J. Webb, MPH, MBA, CIH, CSP, on his recent election to serve as Secretary-Elect for the AIHA ® Nanotechnology Working Group (NTWG). Mr. Webb will serve a five-year term as an officer for the NTWG.

The mission of the NTWG is to “provide AIHA members and technical committee representatives with opportunities to identify, organize, and conduct information sharing, educational activities, and community outreach in the cross -cutting area of nanotechnology safety and health” (American Industrial Hygiene Association 2013).

Mr. Webb looks forward to participating on the committee leadership team, and adds “What makes AIHA volunteer groups such a powerful resource is that they bring together experts in specific industrial hygiene practice areas such as nanotechnology. This allows all AIHA members to tap into this expertise. For me, the more I get involved, the more I learn. Any AIHA member can join these volunteer groups, and chances are there is a group that covers a practice area of interest. I encourage all industrial hygienists to seek out and join an AIHA volunteer group”.

Colden’s consultants are actively engaged in the health and safety aspects of the advancing field of nanotechnology. As scientists continue to explore the many unique properties of engineered nanomaterials and links to specific health effects, Colden experts are ready to address these highly complex challenges. Environmental exposures to ultrafine particles by skin contact, ingestion, or inhalation are some of the scenarios toxicologists are studying.

Colden professionals have extensive experience in identifying knowledge gaps, strategies, and solutions for clients. We perform health and safety risk assessments for workplace exposure to engineered nanomaterials, including the use of state of the art measurement technologies along with the evaluation of existing or planned methods of controlling exposure to airborne nanomaterials.

As scientists push the frontier of nanotechnology, we are only beginning to understand the potential health and safety risks associated with its applications.



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Paul J. Webb, MPH, MBA, CIH, CSP

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