Hazard rating based on exposure route
The hazard level is calculated automatically when the SDS is imported into Quarks Safety. It should be noted that our methodology for intrinsic hazard rating of the product includes a separation of hazard scores based on penetration route, and separately identifies the STOT hazard level (Hazards to some target organs) and the CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Toxic for Reproduction) hazard level.
Exposure analysis based on work conditions
Every use of a chemical can be identified, and the staff exposure can be assessed according to several methods. During an initial chemical risk assessment involving several hundred or thousands of products, it may be interesting to describe the exposures in a simplified and generic way in order to obtain quickly a first risk prioritisation. Secondly, and having identified the main risks per work unit, it is possible to activate the risk assessment module by enabling the ND2233 method transposed for CLP, or even by enabling an improved version to avoid issues raised by the relative quantity (Qi / QMax) and other small drawbacks of the original method published by INRS (France) in 2005.
Gross- and residual risk
By identifying product hazards and analysing the conditions of each work unit using chemicals, a risk level is calculated automatically related to the enabled method. This score is a numerical indicator of gross risk allowing the hierarchisation of uses in order to prioritise preventive actions. After taking into account the impact of PPEs (Personal Protective Equipement) and the efficiency of organisational measures, you will get a synthetic residual risk scoring in the form of coloured smileys. This gamification of chemical risk assessment facilitates communication towards the various stakeholders, and to obtain clear syntheses showing the progress of risk controlling within the company.
Help the sampling strategy
With the description of the chemicals composition and the attachment of each chemical substance to the regulatory database fully integrated in the Quarks Safety platform, you can quickly identify substances requiring mandatory exposure level control (Binding OELs). Since all work conditions involving chemicals are identified, you are able to provide at any time a sampling proposal plan to the accredited body you have selected to perform these measures, facilitating its task in developing the sampling strategy. The french decree of December 15, 2009 defines the execution conditions of the technical controls for the occupational exposure limit values.