|Document ID (ISN)||112068|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Papadakis G.A., Chalkidou A.A.
||The exposure-damage approach in the quantification of occupational risk in workplaces involving dangerous substances
||2008, Vol.46, p.972-991. Illus. 24 ref.
||The_exposure-damage_approach.pdf [in English]
||This study proposes a new approach for the quantification of occupational risk, overcoming the limitations of the common qualitative methodologies widely used by industry and authorities. The proposed methodological approach is based on the principles of quantitative risk assessment (QRA) for the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. The index of individual occupational risk is introduced as a probability function of four variables, normalized over actual working time: the frequency of an active hazard, the probability of an employee being present at a work-place, the extent of distinct consequence zones and the employee vulnerability. The methodology was applied to several industrial environments and has verified its potentiality to provide documented support on important decisions on occupationa lsafety and health measures related to process safety conditions, job management, protective systems, consequence mitigation measures and personal protective measures.
||dangerous substances; hazard evaluation; major hazards
||human factors; exposure evaluation; mathematical models; case study; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
||Fire and explosions
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Fires, explosions and major hazards