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Document ID (ISN)78843
CIS number 02-876
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16685 A 10, 1-2002
Author(s) Hervé-Bazin B.
Title Chemical hazards and defining exposure limits
Original title Risques chimiques et détermination des valeurs limites d'exposition [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2002, No.134, 12p. 23 ref.
Abstract This article describes the principles of toxicological studies and exposure evaluation relating to dangerous chemicals. Contents: different types of hazards and classification of hazardous substances; types of toxicological studies (acute, sub-acute and chronic toxicity, regulatory aspects); chemical hazard evaluation at the workplace (detection of hazards, conditions of exposure, exposure evaluation and characterization); general aspects of chemical hazard management (prevention, precaution principle, responsibilities); occupational exposure limits (general context, definitions and purpose of exposure limits, different exposure limit systems and values, examples of implementation, meaning of exposure limits and their limitations); biological exposure limits; procedures to be followed in the absence of exposure limits.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; France; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation; chemical hazards; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; legal aspects; limitation of exposure; data sheet; biological hazards; classification; encyclopaedia; exposure evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation