The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) and the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers (EFBWW) work together at improving safety at work in the construction sector, among others through the Paritarian Social Funds in the Construction Industry. Among others, they have published:

- Nano-products in the European Construction Industry - State of the Art 2009. Fleur van Broekhuizen, Pieter van Broekhuizen. November 2009. Full report, and executive Summary.

- Guide for developing health and safety management systems - A tool for European construction companies of all sizes. 2013. In different languages.


The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is committed to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work. We promote a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe.

EU-OSH's web site dedicates a full section to nanosafety at the workplace, with reports, factsheets, case sutudies, Good practice examples. And especially:

E-Facts 72: Tools for the management of nanomaterials in the workplace and prevention measures. 2013.

Litterature review: Workplace exposure to nanoparticles. 2009.

Litterature review: Risk perception and risk communication with regard to nanomaterials in the workplace. 2012.

EC Guidance
Guidance for a safe work with nanomaterials, by the DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion:
- Guidance for workers. 2014.
- Guidance for employers and health and safety practitioners. 2014.
Nat. OSH agencies

The national agencies and institutes for Occupational Safety and Health provide information and guidance in the national languages and customized to the national regulations and contexts. They can be found through EU-OSHA's webpage on national focal points.

Many of them collaborate through the "Partnership for European Research on Occupational Health and Safety" (PEROSH). Among others, PEROSH is currently (2015) developing a database on measured exposure to engineered nanomaterials at the workplace.

NanoSafety Cluster

The NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) is a network of EU-funded projects on nanosafety. Its aim is to develop synergy among these projects, collaboration for maximising impact, policy elaboration, planning of future actions, and international cooperation. This aim is achieved mainly through meetings of the whole community or its groups, through the website and newsletters, through position papers, e.g. the Research Strategic Agenda "Nanosafety in Europe 2015 - 2025. Towards Safe and Sustainable Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Innovations".

Scaffold's issues on hazard, exposure and risks are related mainly to NSC working groups 2 on Hazards, 3 on Exposure, 5 on Risks.