11. Managing Hazard and Risk

  1. Peter Fisk

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch11

Chemical Risk Assessment

Chemical Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Fisk, P. (2013) Managing Hazard and Risk, in Chemical Risk Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953685

Online ISBN: 9781118683989



  • REACH;
  • CLP;
  • GHS;
  • management;
  • risk;
  • CMR;
  • PBT;
  • vPvB;
  • extended safety data sheet;
  • eSDS;
  • downstream users;
  • exposure measurements;
  • WWTP treatments;
  • risk reduction;
  • consumer protection


How to deal with management of hazard in respect of classification and labelling, and controlling exposure to substances to the level necessary to establish safety. REACH sets out a formalised framework for the characterisation and communication of risks; indeed, this can be seen as one of its primary goals. This chapter looks at how characterisation of risk is refined. It starts from a point of understanding what risk assessment means, and its management is then considered. Risk assessment is taken to mean a complete assessment of all sources and exposures to a substance.