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Document ID (ISN)104436
CIS number 05-601
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berhault B.
Title Effect thresholds in hazard evaluation
Original title Les seuils d'effets dans les Útudes de dangers [in French]
Bibliographic information June-July 2005, No.414, p.15-17. Illus.
Abstract New French regulations require manufacturers to undertake a risk analysis as part of their hazard evaluation procedure. This analysis should take into account not only the severity of the effects of potential accidents, but also their probability of occurrence and their kinetics. By estimating the risk probability and the severity, it is possible to deduct its criticality, namely its position on a scale of importance with respect to its acceptability. This article presents the main provisions of the new regulations in the form of a table that summarizes the thresholds to be used in hazard evaluation for thermal effects, overpressures, toxic effects and projectiles.
Descriptors (primary) danger zones; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) overpressure; legal aspects; France; thermal effects; explosion hazards; protection against ejected objects; chemical hazards; fire hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Risk evaluation