publication . Article . 2018

chemical risk assessment screening tool of a global chemical company

Evelyn Tjoe-Nij; Christophe Rochin; Nathalie Berne; Alessandro Sassi; Antoine Leplay;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Safety and Health at Work, volume 9, pages 84-94 (issn: 2093-7911, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Background: This paper describes a simple-to-use and reliable screening tool called Critical Task Exposure Screening (CTES), developed by a chemical company. The tool assesses if the exposure to a chemical for a task is likely to be within acceptable levels. Methods: CTES is a Microsoft Excel tool, where the inhalation risk score is calculated by relating the exposure estimate to the corresponding occupational exposure limit (OEL) or occupational exposure band (OEB). The inhalation exposure is estimated for tasks by preassigned ART1.5 activity classes and modifying factors. Results: CTES requires few inputs. The toxicological data, including OELs, OEBs, and vapo...
free text keywords: Chemical company, Chemical risk, Reliability engineering, Engineering, business.industry, business, Occupational exposure, Inhalation exposure, Occupational exposure limit, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Original Article, risk assessment, risk management
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