Unité Hygiène et Physiologie du travail – Prof. J. Malchaire


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The SOBANE risk management strategy and The Déparis guide for the participatory screening of the risks


Annex 1:  The Déparis guide

1. Procedure of use

2. Invitation

3. List of the items to be discussed during the Déparis meeting

4. The tables of the Déparis guide

1.      Premises and working areas

2.      Work organization

3.      Work accidents

4.      Electricity, fire and explosions

5.      Controls and signals

6.      Work material, tools, machines

7.      Work postures

8.      Efforts and handling operations

9.      Lighting

10.   Noise

11.   Chemical and Biological risks

12.   Thermal environments

13.   Vibration

14.   Autonomy and individual responsibilities

15.   Work content

16.   Time constraints

17.   Relationships between workers and with the hierarchy

18.   Psychosocial environment

5. Synthesis

Fundamental principles

1. Workstations and work situations

2. OHS practitioners and experts

3. Risks and risk factors

4. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

5. The qualifications available

6. Multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity [3]

7. The main actors of the prevention

8. Participation

9. The legalistic versus the preventive approach of the problems

10.The globality of the problems

11. Quantification vs. qualification of the risks

12. Risk assessment vs. risk management

Dynamic management: the various steps of intervention

The SOBANE strategy of risk management

1. Level 1, Screening

2. Level 2, Observation

3. Level 3, Analysis

4. Level 4, Expertise

The dialog guide Déparis

1.      Criteria general of a risk Screening guide

2.      The Déparis guide

3.      Implementation of the SOBANE strategy

4.      Procedure of use of Déparis

5.      The role of the OHS practitioner - facilitator

6.      The operational validity of the Déparis guide


Annex 2: Checklist of audit of the major risks

Procedure of use

Checklist of audit of the major risks

1.      Industrial accidents (heading 3 of Déparis)

2.      Electricity risks  (heading 4 of Déparis)

3.      Fire and explosions (heading 4 of Déparis)

4.      Tools and machines (heading 6 of Déparis)

5.      Chemical and biological risks  (heading 11 of Déparis)


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Déparis guides

4-5-09  The Déparis guide for the Health care sector

1. Premises and working areas

10. Noise

2. Work organization

11. Radiations

3. Work accidents

12. Chemical and Biological risks

4. Electricity, fire and explosions

13. Thermal environments

5. Controls and signals

14. Autonomy and individual responsibilities

6. Work material, tools, machines

15. Work content

7. Work postures

16. Time constraints

8. Efforts and handling operations

17. Relationships between workers and with the hierarchy

9. Lighting

18. Psychosocial environment





Malchaire, J.B., 2006, Participative management strategy for occupational health, safety and well-being risks, G Ital Med Lav Erg 2006; 28:4, 478-486

Art Malchaire 2006_paper_participative_management.pdf

Malchaire, J., 2004, The SOBANE risk management strategy and the Déparis method for the participatory screening of the risks; Arch. Occup. Environ. Health, 77 443-450