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Managing Occupational Health & Safety Concerns of 3D Printers

Laura Hodson (Deputy Branch Chief - Emerging Technologies , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Location: 209B

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 3:15pm - 4:00pm

Track: 3D Printing Innovation Summit: Choosing the Right Tools & Materials to Support Your Design Strategy

Vault Recording: TBD

Additive manufacturing is rewriting the rules for safety in manufacturing. Beyond training workers in best practices and safely operating equipment, there are larger risks to workers, companies, and even the public at large due to exposure of heated materials. Topics covered in this session, led by a leading expert from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Center for Disease Control & Prevention, include:

  • Important safety hazards and potential long-term problems that can come from exposure to heated filaments, polymers & powders
  • Examples of industry better practices when working with AM equipment

Presentation File

ANA2020_ManagingOccHealthandSafety_Hodson.pdf