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Document ID (ISN)112244
CIS number 12-0008
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-557-4
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-697
Author(s) Chinniah Y., Gauthier F., Lambert S., Moulet F.
Title Experimental analysis of tools used for estimating risk associated with industrial machines
Original title Analyse expérimentale des outils d'estimation du risque associé aux machines industrielles [in French]
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, 69p. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access Analyse_expérimentale_des_outils_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
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 program intended to provide a better understanding of the processes for estimating the risks associated with industrial machines, the objective of this study was to explore the theoretical efficiency and limitations of a sample of these tools and methods, so as to open up avenues for improving the selection of the means of estimating the risks associated with industrial equipment. It involved selecting a sample of evaluation tools, defining an equivalence scale for each of these tools, analyzing the equivalence scales, applying each of these tools to 20 dangerous situations and analyzing the findings.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; machinery; dangerous equipment; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; public OSH institutions; report; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation