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Chemical Risk Analysis: A Practical Handbook

Handbook / Manual

By: Bernard Martel

528 pages, Figs, tabs

Hermes Penton

Hardback | May 2000 | #128201 | ISBN: 1857180283
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Provides the principal methodological tools and data required to comprehend, evaluate and execute analysis of chemical risk in practical working situations.

An important addition to the literature on risk analysis, not only an information-packed, working handbook, but also a provocative inspiring theoretical treatise and record of numerous case studies by the author and others...It must be read by and available to all safety specialists in the process industries and those involved in the teaching, development and use of chemical hazard and risk analysis procedures. -- Occupational Safety and Health


1. Physical properties relevant to safety 2. Flammability (limits of flammability, flashpoints, autoignition temperatures), risk quantification 3. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to instability (Chetah) 4. Toxicity limiting values, lethal doses, classification codes, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of toxic risk 5. Labelling 6. Dangerous chemical reactions, evaluation methodologies, lists of reactions, accidents 7. Rules for prevention of risks related to dangerous chemical reactions

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Professor at the University of Paris-Nord, where he specialises in risk chemistry. He also is regularly employed as a risk expert for major industrial chemical groups. The English language edition consultant, Keith Cassidy, Franklin Medallist of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, lectures widely and is author of more than 100 papers on risk regulation, assessment and management and control of major chemical hazards. He is past Chairman of the UK Hazard and Risk Methodologies Group and until recently was Head of UKs Health and Safety Major Hazards Unit.

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