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Office of Emerging
Technologies, Health,
and Safety

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Consulting to Drive Innovation and Change

BeVera understands that just as emerging technologies have the promise and potential to impact and benefit the world, they also have ramifications for workforce health and workplace safety. Industrial hygiene experts lead the way in carefully considering and evaluating the worker health and safety implications of innovative technologies like nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, synthetic biology, biomanufacturing, artificial intelligence, and industrial digitalization so that workers can go home just as healthy as they were  when they arrived at work for the day.

With over 47 years of experience in the field, our expert industrial hygienist applies a keen awareness in emerging technology areas to aiding our customers in understanding how to develop and introduce emerging technologies safely and responsibly. Our subject matter expert also  specializes in evaluating and communicating the risks of health consequences and impacts associated with the use of these technologies.

Read on to learn more about the office's work and accomplishments.
Consulting Services for the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

BeVera provides consulting services for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) through one of our subject matter experts (SMEs) in the areas of advanced manufacturing and emerging technologies. Our SME advises and assists NIOSH in identifying opportunities for collaboration and research that will result in the development and dissemination of research findings focused on worker health and safety, communicating findings to a diverse audience, and engaging stakeholders on the health and safety implications of key emerging technologies.

Our subject matter expert's services for NIOSH include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting research teams across NIOSH in identifying and developing areas for collaborative research.

  • Maintaining current awareness in emerging technology areas such as nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, synthetic biology, biomanufacturing, artificial intelligence, and industrial digitalization.

  • Serving as a key liaison to the University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation center

  • Developing and maintaining a schedule of regular meetings between NIOSH and the UC 1819 Innovation Hub to keep both parties engaged in current and future collaboration opportunities.

  • Connecting key faculty at UC with synthetic biology and biomanufacturing centers in academia and the federal government.

  • Contributing to NIOSH as a content reviewer on topics that include NIOSH Topic Pages and Science Blogs, technical reports, Wikipedia entries, scientific manuscripts, and scientific presentations.

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