Developed by the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the "Quick Scan"
method is a voluntary tool for companies to rapidly assess chemicals in the absence of data, to prioritize for further
study and action. The steps in the Quick Scan method are: gather hazard data on chemicals; use criteria to assign
chemicals to hazard levels; use decision-making rules to determine concern categories; and revise concern categories
based upon use data. Similar to The Column Model, Quick Scan specifies criteria for determining hazard levels
of a chemical for specific hazard endpoints.