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Document ID (ISN)78844
CIS number 02-877
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16685 C 10, 1-2002
Author(s) Huré P., Triolet J.
Title General principles of technical preventive measures against chemical hazards
Original title Principes généraux de la prévention technique du risque chimique [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 1st Quarter 2002, No.134, 7p. 15 ref.
Abstract For enterprises using a large number of chemicals, French regulations concerning the prevention of hazards include provisions concerning the responsibilities of suppliers as well as users of chemicals. For users, preventive measures should be the result of a hazard evaluation at the place of work involving the detection, identification, quantification and evaluation based on reference systems such as that of occupational exposure limit values. Regulations also address the question of the order in which preventive measures should be implemented: training, information, substitution, collective prevention measures (collection and ventilation) and personal preventive measures. In order to be fully effective, the control of chemical hazards within the enterprise requires a combination of preventive measures to be implemented with the active support of all involved.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; France; plant safety and health organization; chemical hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; legal aspects; limitation of exposure; ventilation; exposure evaluation; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; encyclopaedia; data sheet; workers' participation; safety and health training; substitution
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
Workers' participation