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Document ID (ISN)112535
CIS number 12-0253
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zalk D.M., Nelson D.I.
Title History and evolution of control banding: A review
Bibliographic information May 2008, p.330-346. 79 ref.
Internet access History_and_evolution_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract This literature survey on control banding (CB) explains how CB strategies offer simplified solutions for controlling worker exposures to constituents often encountered in the workplace. The CB approach utilizes models for the dissemination of qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessment tools being developed to complement the traditional industrial hygiene model of air sampling and analysis. Existing research of the components of the most available CB model, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Essentials (COSHH, see CIS 03-1023), has shown that exposure bands do not always provide adequate margins of safety, that there is a high rate of under-control errors, that it works better with dusts than with vapors, that there is an inherent inaccuracy in estimating variability, and that when taken together the outcomes of this model may lead to potentially inappropriate workplace confidence in chemical exposure reduction in some operations. Implications of these findings are discussed, and recommendations are proposed for further research aimed at improving the accuracy of toxicological ratings and hazard band classifications.
Descriptors (primary) chemical products; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; history
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; literature survey; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Risk evaluation