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Document ID (ISN)108616
CIS number 08-1123
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Fex R.L.
Title Chemical hazard evaluation methods
Original title Metodologías de análisis de riesgos químicos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 2008, Vol.54, No.317, p.61-66. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Aimed at safety specialists, this article reviews the methodologies available for evaluating chemical hazards. It firstly defines the general hazard analysis framework for the purpose of ensuring chemical safety, and then briefly describes the various analytical methods: preliminary hazard analysis (PHA); job hazard analysis (JHA); fault tree analysis (FTA); hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP); failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA); quantitative risk assessment (QRA); DOW fire and explosion index; layer of protection analysis (LOPA).
Descriptors (primary) chemical products; chemical hazards; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; description of technique; safety analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Risk evaluation