Glossary beginning with H

Glossary of Safety Terms

Hazard

1. A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone under certain conditions.

2. A hazard is something that can cause harm if not controlled.

3. Anything that has potential to cause harm, ill-health, injury, damage to property or damage to the environment.

4. A source of danger that if not adequately controlled or if suitable precautions are not taken could create an unsafe condition.