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Chemical risk assessment in occupational and environmental health: Objectives and methods

Abstract : Chemical risk assessment is a tool used in decision-making processes concerning situations of scientific uncertainty. Approaches to risk assessment in occupational and environmental health share the same objective of risk prevention. Nevertheless, the methods for both differ depending on whether the goal is to enforce regulations or conduct expert assessments and studies. These differences are stronger in occupational health, for which regulations require risk assessments at the work station, to classify and prioritize exposure situations to implement occupational risk prevention strategies. Risk assessment thus has somewhat different meanings in occupational and environmental health. This article attempts to clarify the different terms used in the different contexts and to describe the similarities and differences of the two approaches.
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Nathalie Bonvallot, Alexandre R.R. Pery, Dominique Lafon, Guillaume Boulanger, Franck Karg, et al.. Chemical risk assessment in occupational and environmental health: Objectives and methods. Environnement, Risques and Santé, John Libbey Eurotext, 2013, 12 (5), pp.434-441. ⟨10.1684/ers.2013.0646⟩. ⟨hal-00936256⟩

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