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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.


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.


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.

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The Top 10 Hazards Executive Brief, available for free download, includes an overview of each hazard.
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With approximately 50 million mortgaged homes in the United States, the total projected maximum loss caused by natural hazards is approximately $1 billion.
The hazard assessment must include all locations and operations where hazards and risks exist.
Drop a ball behind the water hazard, Keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped.
moral hazards, such as dishonesty, carelessness, and lack of concern (Hart, Buchanan, and Howe, 2007, p.
Identification of hazards in machinery stems from the previous two steps and is performed in accordance with the relevant EN standards for the whole life cycle of the machine.
The first phase is to identify level-one hazards only.
Inspections in many parts of the country tended to focus on the more "traditional" OSHA issues, such as hazards created by machines with uncovered moving parts.
These individuals helped Cady identify the most significant hazards around his home.
Once the analysis is complete, the employer is obligated to use physical engineering, work practice, administrative controls, or a combination of these to reduce MSD hazards on that job.

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