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hazard

[haz′ərd]
Etymology: Fr, hasard, chance
a condition or phenomenon that increases the probability of a loss. A hazard can increase the chances of a loss that does not necessarily result in illness or injury. hazardous, adj.

hazard

Occupational health An adverse health or ecologic effect; a source of risk if an exposure pathway exists, and if exposures have possible adverse consequences. See Health hazard, Hospitalization hazard, No apparent public health hazard, Physical hazard.

hazard

a risk.

hazard analysis critical control points
a systematic procedure used to identify specific hazards (for example in food production) and establish control systems that focus on preventive measures rather than rely on end-product testing.
chemical hazard
a chemical capable of causing poisoning is on the premises and represents a potential threat.
radiation hazard
radioactive material is on the premises and represents a potential threat to animals in that environment.

Patient discussion about hazard

Q. Hello ! my name is Jay .. i am 35 years old and i am extremely over weight and i am very aware to it's hazards and risks and i am trying to loos weight and stay on my diet .. the problem is , and this is a tough one , i can not stick with it .. doesn't matter which diet i try , i get to a point where i just find my self fighting with myself with the urge to eat and i always loos ... i am over weight , i have no close friends to push me forward with my diet and i am loosing hope !!! is there someone who is familiar with this type of condition or status ? or has been or seen a similar case ?

A. For exercise I walked...started out a little at a time and walked everyday...this is going to sound so silly to you but I am a person who likes to set goals and meet them. SO I picked out a place I wanted to go( it was New Orleans) I found out miles from where i was to there and i charted the distance I walked until I "walked" to New Orleans, once there I picked a place( Denver, Co) and again walked to Denver. When I first started walking it was a 1/2 mile at a time BUT before I knew it it was a mile, two miles etc. It encourage me to "keep walking". Now I have a lot of health problems that aren't associated to my weight BUT I still try to make sure I walk...hey if interested maybe we could pick a place and both "walk" there...it would encourage me to walk daily also! Jay I wish you the best of luck and again contact me if you wish.
best,

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Townsend concludes that for steel-laden electronics, a direct measurement of lead content may be more reliable than the standard leaching test for determining whether the products, when thrown away, should be designated as hazardous waste.
It is in the company's best interest to handle hazardous materials safely, he says.
1, 1994, most observers touted hazardous waste treatment as one of the industries that would most benefit from increased foreign investment.
The generators and users of the products that are now identified as the primary sources of hazardous wastes are essentially in the private sector.
These events point to a disturbing trend: serious accidents involving the important of hazardous materials, or "hazmats," on trucks and trains have become an almost daily occurrence.