Hazard and Risk – How they differ


A lot of jargon is used when talking about risk and some of this can be confusing. In the discussion about chemicals, the words “risk” and “hazard” are very often used as if interchangeable. In this brochure we offer our understanding of the difference between these expressions, appreciation of which is fundamental to informed debate on the safety of chemical products and processes.

This article by Cefic – The European Chemical Industry Council provides an excellent yet simple overview of the difference between these terms.

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