A hazard is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment. Most hazards are dormant or potential, with only a theoretical risk of harm; however, once a hazard becomes "active", it can create an emergency situation. A hazard does not exist when it is not happening. A hazardous situation that has come to pass is called an incident. Hazard and vulnerability interact together to create risk. For hazards in the context of risk assessment, see Hazard (risk)
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Some articles on hazard:
... The Hazard Herald became The Herald-Voice in 1975 and remained the Herald-Voice throughout the 1980s ... Napier High School and Hazard High School ... The newspaper also began showcasing the history of Hazard by running pieces about local historical events on the front page ...
... Michael Carter - Mike Hazard Ken Bones - Tony Laytham George Innes - Kenny Graham Andy Rashleigh - James Donald Harry Jones - Al Franks Brenda Fricker - Stella Hazard Josette Simon - Susie ...
... Hazard was immortalised as the setting of the Richard Marx song Hazard ... asking for a list of Nebraska towns with two syllables and found Hazard ideal for its double meaning ... (The lyrics refer to a river, which the real Hazard does not possess however, there is a muddy creek.) ...
... growth, Mick Dewey invited his friend Dave Hazard (Hazard was a regular visiting instructor at Brighton Shotokan) to join as technical director of the SEKU ... The instructors were keen to have Dave Hazard teaching in Brighton full-time and offered the Club to Hazard ... Dave Hazard moved to Brighton in 1985 and built the club into an elite training ground for adults, mainly black and brown belts ...
... Manny Hazard is a former professional American football wide receiver who played collegiately at the University of Houston and in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts ... Hazard, who played with Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Andre Ware at Houston in 1989, held the NCAA football record for most receptions in a season with 142 until December 30, 2009, when Bowling ... Hazard went undrafted in the 1991 NFL Draft ...
More definitions of "hazard":
- (noun): A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune.
Example: "Drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
Synonyms: jeopardy, peril, risk
- (noun): An obstacle on a golf course.
Famous quotes containing the word hazard:
“I, who am king of the matter I treat, and who owe an accounting for it to no one, do not for all that believe myself in all I write. I often hazard sallies of my mind which I mistrust.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.
Must givefor what? for lead, hazard for lead?
This casket threatens. Men that hazard all
Do it in hope of fair advantages;
A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)