Print Email Facebook Twitter Development and evaluation of an Exposure Control Efficacy Library (ECEL) Title Development and evaluation of an Exposure Control Efficacy Library (ECEL) Author Fransman, W. Schinkel, J. Meijster, T. van Hemmen, J. Tielemans, E. Goede, H. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2008 Abstract Objectives: This paper describes the development and evaluation of an evidence database on the effectiveness of risk management measures (RMMs) to control inhalation exposure. This database is referred to as Exposure Control Efficacy Library (ECEL). Methods: A comprehensive review of scientific journals in the occupational hygiene field was undertaken. Efficacy values for RMMs in conjunction with contextual information on study design, sampling strategy and measurement type (among other parameters) were stored in an MS Access database. In total, 433 efficacy values for six RMM groups (i.e. enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, specialized ventilation, general ventilation, suppression techniques and separation of the worker) were collected from 90 peer-reviewed publications. These RMM categories were subdivided into more specific categories. Results: Estimated average efficacy values ranged from 87% for specialized ventilation to 43% for general ventilation. Substantial variation in efficacy values was observed within RMM categories based on differences in selected covariables within each study (i.e. study design, sampling strategy, measurement type and others). More contrast in efficacy values was observed when evaluating more detailed subcategories. Conclusions: It is envisaged that ECEL will contribute to exposure modelling, but should be supplemented with expert opinion, preferably in a formal expert elicitation procedure. The work presented here should be considered as a first attempt to collate and analyse RMM efficacy values and inclusion of additional (unpublished) exposure data is highly warranted. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Occupational Hygiene Society. Subject Health ChemistryControl effectivenessControl measureEfficacy dataInterventionOccupational exposureRisk management measuresRMM libraryDatabase systemsExposure controlsOccupational risksRisk analysisRisk assessmentRisk perceptionSeparationVentilationVentilation exhaustsEvaluationExposure control efficacy libraryIndustrial hygieneInhalationLibraryMedical literatureMethodologyOccupational hazardParameterRisk assessmentRisk factorRisk managementRoom ventilationSamplingWorkerAir Pollutants, OccupationalDatabases, BibliographicEvidence-Based MedicineHumansInhalation ExposureRisk ManagementRisicoanalyseStoringsanalyseChecklistsInvloed van gecombineerde blootstellingArbeidshygienische maatregelenEfficiencyMetingenMeetmethodenLiteratuuronderzoekBibliothekenDatabanken To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:58d84ece-922f-4177-bf22-099b58657993 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/men054 TNO identifier 241049 ISSN 0003-4878 Source Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 52 (7), 567-575 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.