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Document ID (ISN)103661
CIS number 04-625
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2207-195-04
Author(s) Vincent R., Bonthoux F., Mallet G., Iparraguirre J.F.
Title Simplified methodology for chemical risk assessment: A decision-making tool
Original title Méthodologie d'évaluation simplifiée du risque chimique: un outil d'aide à la décision [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2004, No.195, p.7-30. Illus. 26 ref.
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Abstract Workers' protection is above all based on assessing the risks and introducing an appropriate prevention policy. The assessment of chemical risks is often difficult on account of the wide variety of products and preparations used. To assist enterprises faced with this problem, the French Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (INRS), in conjunction with the National Prevention and Protection Centre (CNPP), has developed a simplified method for assessing health, safety and environmental risks involving three phases: inventory of products and materials used; hierarchy of potential hazards; hazard evaluation. The method presented in this article has been applied in several enterprises in various sectors, and the results concur with the views of experts.
Descriptors (primary) France; chemical hazards; hazard evaluation; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; chemical products; warning notices; description of technique; classification; classification systems; danger symbols
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fires
Risk evaluation