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What is the difference between a hazard and a risk?

What is the difference between a hazard and a risk?

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  • A hazard is anything that can cause harm (e.g. work materials, equipment, work methods and practices)
  • The risk is the chance of harm being done (likelyhood and the extent of harm)
  • The harm is a negative safety and health consequence (e.g. injury, or ill health)
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