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Document ID (ISN)100672
CIS number 02-1590
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rubio Romero J.C.
Title Considerations on the concepts of danger, hazard and hazard evaluation
Original title Reflexiones sobre los conceptos de peligro, riesgo y evaluación de riesgos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2002, No.160, p.20-33. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract This article explores the concepts of danger, hazards and hazard evaluation. These frequently-used concepts are not clearly defined in Spanish legislation and depending on the documents or regulations, may have slightly different meanings. The ambiguity between the meanings of the terms "danger" and "hazard" is highlighted. Different types of hazards (such as personal, social or occupational) are discussed. Finally, the different meanings of the term "hazard evaluation" (general hazard evaluation, workplace evaluation, overall hazard evaluation) are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) risk factors; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; comment on directive; European Communities; ILO
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation