Next Article in Journal
Worldwide Research Trends on Medicinal Plants
Next Article in Special Issue
Comparison between Communicated and Calculated Exposure Estimates Obtained through Three Modeling Tools
Previous Article in Journal
Critical Factors of Promoting Design for Safety in China’s Subway Engineering Industry
Previous Article in Special Issue
Exposure Models for REACH and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
Open AccessCase Report

AltrexChimie, a Web Application for the Management and the Interpretation of Occupational Exposure Measurements to Chemical Substances

Pollutant Metrology department, French National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases (INRS), 1 rue du Morvan, 54500 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3375; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103375
Received: 6 March 2020 / Revised: 7 May 2020 / Accepted: 7 May 2020 / Published: 12 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modeling Tools for Occupational Exposure Assessment)
In most occupational settings, several chemical agents are commonly found, and the associated exposure risk for workers must be assessed. For this purpose, air samples can be collected and analyzed. AltrexChimie is a web application that helps industrial hygienists in the organization of the air sampling strategy and in the subsequent phases of data management, analysis, and communication. AltrexChimie contains a database of more than 550 chemical substances and their respective French Occupational Exposure Limit Values (OELV): Custom OELVs can also be defined by the user. AltrexChimie helps with the definition of key features of the sampling strategy, in particular by promoting a methodology for the design of Similar Exposure Groups (SEGs). Once measurement data are entered, they can be analyzed to obtain exposure diagnostics. Data management features allow for the easy storage and retrieval of measurements, and comprehensive dashboards help industrial hygienists (IHs) in the communication of results. Finally, with AltrexChimie it is also possible to assess exposure to multiple chemical substances and their additive effects. While most free software applications for the assessment of chemical exposure focus on the statistical computation of specific indicators, AltrexChimie offers several tools to assist IHs in the exposure assessment workflow. View Full-Text
Keywords: exposure assessment; measurement data; chemical risk; SEG exposure assessment; measurement data; chemical risk; SEG
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Clerc, F.; Emili, A.; Mater, G. AltrexChimie, a Web Application for the Management and the Interpretation of Occupational Exposure Measurements to Chemical Substances. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3375.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop