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Document ID (ISN)111598
CIS number 11-0269
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-537-6
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Studies and Research Projects - Report R-684
Author(s) Chinniah Y., Gauthier F., Lambert S., Moulet F.
Title Experimental analysis of tools used for estimating risk associated with industrial machines
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. ix, 63p. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access R-684.pdf [in English]
Abstract From 1999 to 2003, 64,000 accidents and 100 deaths were determined to be attributable to hazardous machines in Quebec industries. Although the tools and methods for estimating the risks associated with this equipment offer a first-line prevention strategy, a recent study revealed that they come in very different forms. As part of a thematic programme intended to provide a better understanding of the processes for estimating the risks associated with industrial machines, this study explored the theoretical efficiency and limitations of a sample of 31 tools and methods. The results show that the structure of the tools and terminology used in the tools can potentially lead to biased or incorrect risk estimations. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; machinery; hazard evaluation; mechanical hazards; description of technique
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; comparative study; reliability; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation