A new index-based method for assessing inherent occupational health hazards is presented for the R&D stage. The index results can be viewed in three perspectives; additive-type, average-type, and worst case-type calculations. The method enables the alternative chemical process routes to be ranked based on their health characteristics of the level of occupational health hazards to be determined for a single process. A phenol process case study is given to illustrate the approach.
|Title of host publication||CISAP4 - 4th International Conference on Safety and Environment in Process Industry|
|Publisher||AIDIC (the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Name||Chemical Engineering Transactions|