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Document ID (ISN)105922
CIS number 06-1404
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Persoons R., Dumas L., Stoklov M., Maître A.
Title Development of a new method for evaluating chemical hazards: Application in hospital laboratories
Original title Développement d'une nouvelle méthode d'évaluation des risques chimiques: application dans les laboratoires hospitaliers [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.66, No.4, p.326-334. 9 ref.
Abstract Regulations concerning chemical hazards and the need to ensure occupational safety and health led a large French university hospital to implement a system for evaluating toxicological occupational hazards in medical laboratories. Chemical hazards were identified and characterized using the risk phrases contained in material safety data sheets and the hazards were ranked in importance using an algorithm. Exposure assessment was carried out by in situ observations for the most hazardous chemicals and risk indices were developed to allow the determination of unacceptable exposure conditions.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; laboratory work; chemical hazards; hospitals; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) France; description of technique; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Risk evaluation