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hazard

1. Golf an obstacle such as a bunker, a road, rough, water, etc.
2. a gambling game played with two dice
3. Real Tennis
a. the receiver's side of the court
b. one of the winning openings
4. Billiards a scoring stroke made either when a ball other than the striker's is pocketed (winning hazard) or the striker's cue ball itself (losing hazard)

Hazard

A material or condition that may cause damage, injury, or other harm, frequently established through standardized assays performed on biological systems or organisms. The confluence of hazard and exposure create a risk.

hazard

[′haz·ərd]
(industrial engineering)
Any risk to which a worker is subject as a direct result (in whole or in part) of his being employed.
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Many benefits have already been realized, with the overall goal of the GHS being to improve the safety and health of workers through more effective communication and identification of chemical hazards.
The next step in chemical-hazard management is to ensure that information on chemical hazards is properly communicated.
On 16 March 2004 the agency announced its new Hazard Communication Initiative, through which it will develop materials to guide chemical manufacturers and importers in developing material safety data sheets, conducting employee safety training, and assessing published data to determine chemical hazards.
This problem has been recognized for years, and efforts to gather and organize chemical hazard and risk information are under way at many levels, says Lesley Onyon, a scientist with the World Health Organization's International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
This Handbook educates readers on how to reduce risks in and around the water; provides valuable information to prevent drowning, recreational water illness, suction entrapment, evisceration, diving accidents, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slips and falls; and summarizes regulatory guidelines, disinfection, water balance, water problems, troubleshooting, chemical testing, record keeping, chemical feed, and control technology.
Chemical Hazards Certification Program promotes technical terms and concepts to understand chemical hazards, identify potential hazards, and determine proper protection from customers and employees.
The high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) air filter is activated by an ominous biohazard button that sits nonchalantly alongside the air recirculation controls, and enable users to filter out everything from airbourne biological and chemical hazards to your more everyday urban pollution.
It is also alleged she failed to provide him with enough food and fluids, caused him to be exposed to electrical fire and chemical hazards and allowed the home to become strewn with human and animal waste.
There are some fundamental differences between biological and chemical hazards when it comes to hand protection.
Gasses, vapors and chemical hazards may be present in levels that can cause adverse health effects.
The Purifier Axiom bridges the gap between Type A and Type B by offering an Omni-Flex design, allowing the cabinet to be installed in a Type A mode when not working with chemical hazards or in a ducted Type B mode when the application changes to using hazardous vapors.
The company allegedly exposed workers to chemical hazards from an ammonia leak in July 2013 at its plant in Austin.

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