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Document ID (ISN)100383
CIS number 02-1422
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2132-180-00
Author(s) Barlier A., Salsi S., Kingler S.
Title Evaluation of the hazards from exposure to optical radiation sources - CatRayon: Interactive computerized catalogue
Original title Evaluation des risques relatifs aux sources de rayonnement optique - CatRayon: catalogue informatisé interactif [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2000, No.180, p.37-48. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract This article presents "CatRayon", an interactive computerized catalogue used for the assessment of the risks linked to the use of optical radiation sources. It comprises a database of about 400 sources such as general-purpose lamps, lamps for specific use, and industrial sources (furnaces, welding arcs, etc.). Risk assessment is based on the exposure limits proposed by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and takes into account user-defined conditions of use including the position of the source, the exposure distance, and the daily period of exposure. For extended sources, the corresponding configuration factor is determined by means of a finite element method. The results supplied are the spectral ranges presenting a risk, a description of the corresponding physiological effects, and the variation in the risk indexes in relation to the distance or duration of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) visible radiation; computer programme; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; international governmental organizations (non UN); France; ultraviolet radiation; infrared radiation; fuel burning equipment; arc welding and cutting; computerized data bases; arc lamps
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Non-ionizing radiation
Risk evaluation