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Document ID (ISN)76471
CIS number 01-391
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cirujano González A.
Title Assessment of occupational hazards
Original title La evaluación de riesgos laborales [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2000, Vol.20, No.79, p.3-19. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Aspects that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating hazards are reviewed. The structure of the hazard evaluation approach must be defined so as to take into account the risks inherent to the organization (analysis of the organization and its management, sectors and worksites, workplaces and individual characteristics of the workers) and risk factors linked to the various working conditions identified. The preparatory aspect of the evaluation includes informing occupational safety and health delegates and workers' representatives, as well as preparing detailed technical documentation. Persons responsible for the assessment need to have appropriate qualifications and should be capable of calling on experts when necessary. The evaluation itself consists of a definition of tolerable risks, as well as an estimation of their probability of occurrence and the damages they would cause. This system of hazard classification determines the preventive actions than need to be implemented. The whole procedure needs to be documented so as to enable its a posteriori review and analysis.
Descriptors (primary) plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) probability analysis; Spain; description of technique; risk factors; safety planning; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation