Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

 The Netherlands

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) was established in 1932 based on a special law on applied scientific research in the Netherlands. TNO makes scientific knowledge applicable in order to strengthen the innovative capacity of business and government.

TNO has clustered a variety of disciplines into five core areas: TNO Quality of Life, TNO Defence, Security and Safety, TNO Science and Industry, TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, and TNO Information and Communication Technology. Each core area offers its own package of products and services. The department’s core activities are risk assessment and management of occupational exposures. It has a strong expertise in a wide range of assessments of chemical workplace exposures including exposure to gases, vapours and aerosols, as well as dermal exposures. In addition, risk management strategies are developed and applied including systematic approaches to select control measures, e.g. substitution, technical measures and personal protection. Main tasks: TNO Quality of Life, the department of Food and Chemical Risk Analysis will be involved in several Work packages of this project. TNO will be involved in the (worker) exposure part of the project.

Dr. Derk H. Brouwer
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Utrechtseweg 48
PO Box 360
3700 AJ Zeist
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 888 66 5126