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Interactive E-learning module 'Nanorama Lab' launched


The 'Nanorama Lab', an interactive online tool on safe handling of nanomaterials, is now available to the public (currently only available in German). The tool, developed in close collaboration with the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI), was devised by the Innovation Society, St. Gallen. It forms part of the nano-platform 'Safe Handling of Nanomaterials' of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).

Safe Handling of Nanomaterials in Laboratories

The 'Nanorama Lab' represents the second interactive educational tool on the Nano-Platform 'Safe Handling of Nanomaterials' (both currently only available in German). They were developed by the Innovation Society, St. Gallen, in close collaboration with the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI).

The 'Nanorama Lab' offers in-depth insights into the safe handling of nanomaterials and installations used to manufacture or process nanomaterials in laboratories. Complementary to hazard evaluation assessments, it enables users to assess the occupational exposure to nanomaterials and to identify necessary protective measures when handling said materials in laboratories.

"Due to the attractive visual implementation and the interactive contents, the 'Nanorama Lab' offers a great introduction to protective measures in laboratories ", says Dr. Thomas H. Brock, Head of the Expert Committee on Hazardous Substances of the BG RCI. The 'Nanorama Lab' inspires curiosity in users and instigates them to reflect on the conditions in their respective workplaces. "By exploring the 'Nanorama Lab', laboratory staff actively deals with occupational health and safety in laboratories and its practical implementation with regard to nanomaterials."

'Nanoramas' - Multipurpose E-Learning Tools

Presenting the 'Nanorama Lab', the DGUV again harnesses the interactive E-Learning tool 'Nanorama' developed by The Innovation Society, St. Gallen. A 'Nanorama' - a lexical blend of 'Nano' and 'Panorama', - is a novel 360°-E-learning module in which the user enters a virtual space and moves around in it. By completing a 'Nanorama', users acquire knowledge in an entertaining manner. 'Nanoramas' can be applied in many areas of education and communication.

The first module of the Nano-Platform, the 'Nanorama Construction', can be visited online. It offers insights into the use and applications of nanomaterials in the construction industryand will soon be followed by the 'Nanorama Metal'. Additionally, the Nano-Platform can be expanded with further 'Nanorama'-modules on any given sector or trade thanks to its modular design.

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Source: Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV)