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Chemicals

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Nanomaterials

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Biotechnology

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(Petro) chemical industry

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Companies

Safe-by-Design requires new safety awareness at companies, with products and processes designed in such a way that no harmful effects occur to human health and the environment throughout their entire lifecycle. Adopting this approach enables companies to avoid problems that may arise later on. Besides environmental and health benefits, this ultimately results in more business gains. What’s more, it’s good for a company’s image.

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Education

Safe-by-Design calls for new skills, in such fields as toxicology, design-thinking and interdisciplinary cooperation. To accomplish this there is a need for innovative, design-oriented education. Together with universities, the government is working on new learning objectives and teaching materials and on social, safety and risk awareness among students.

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Researchers

The effects of new developments and applications (including adverse effects) are sometimes difficult to oversee. For example, the risks to human health and the environment of new nanomaterials and chemical substances that are currently entering the market, cannot be properly assessed yet. Research is needed into new risk assessment strategies and methods. The same goes for new forms of collaboration between researchers, toxicologists and policymakers.

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Come on board!

Of course safety is important to you. Risk assessment for human health and the environment is part of your job. Obviously. Not only the short-term risks, but also the long-term risks. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. And you want your children and grandchildren to enjoy a clean, healthy and safe living environment.

We are looking for frontrunners to jointly develop the concept of Safe-by-Design. People like you.

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