The distance between industrial sites and people's living environment is decreasing as a consequence of the growing global population and increasing urbanization with currently 50% of the world population living in cities. Recent industrial accidents like in Moerdijk-The Netherlands and Tjanjin-China show us their high impact on the employees' health and the population living in the direct vicinity and the environment. As a consequence attention to exposure to industrial chemicals is increasing. Industrial innovation often implies working with new substances and new processes. This may lead to questions regarding exposure of your employees' to harmful substances. Hence, ensuring a healthy and safe (working) environment for both employees and citizins herewith is of high importance. But how to deal with the unforeseen and how to anticipate in order to prevent or reduce health effects that may be related to your activities?
Our chemical safety investigation team is at your company’s service to offer a rapid, pragmatic and customized solution for all health questions related to chemical compounds. These may be related to the effect of long-term exposure to low (background) concentrations but also to the best way to prepare for the “unforeseen” incident, in which a large area may be exposed to high concentrations for a short period. Having decades of experience in the area of chemical safety research we are an acknowledged, independent partner in monitoring, assessment and advice on health effects upon chemical exposure. Since TNO is in the forefront of innovations, you can be sure state-of-the art knowledge is applied.
TNO, as independent organization, has performed numerous chemical safety investigation projects. Here are some illustrative examples of the projects we perform: