TNO is currently pursuing a number of active innovation projects intended to better protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances.
Some of these are introduced below.
TNO is conducting a number of research programmes with the aim of developing sustainable, low-maintenance, low-cost and effective filtration systems for industrial and commercial use.
Welding generates a lot of hazardous substances, with a particularly high risk of exposure to welding fumes, chromium and nickel. In 2012 TNO began developing an innovative torch with a built-in extractor.