Chemical Risk Analysis

A Practical Handbook


  • Bernard Martel, Professor at the University of Paris-Nord

This handbook includes the principal methodological tools and data required to comprehend, evaluate and execute analysis of chemical risk in practical working situations. The dangerous property tables providing data on more than 1900 products, organic and inorganic, will be extremely useful to all readers working in the chemical and process industries and for those with occupational safety and health responsibilities. These tables are supplemented through the text by numerous figures and other tables, helping make this publication both comprehensive and accessible.
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Chemists; chemical engineers; safety specialists in industry and academia


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • ISBN: 978-1-903996-65-2


"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

Table of Contents

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.