| 1. A hazard is potential harm or damage, or a situation which poses a level of threat to life, health, property or environment.
Notes: Examples of harm or damage that can be caused by a hazard includes fatalities, injuries, infrastructure damages, damage to the environment and disruption of business operations.
2. Source of potential harm.
Notes (1) : Hazard can be a source of risk.
(Source: ISO 22390:2011 - Societal Security - Guidelines for Exercises and Testing) - clause 3.15
3. Possible source of danger, or conditions physical or operational, that have a capacity to produce a particular type of adverse effects.
(Source: ISO 22399:2007 – Societal Security - Guideline for Incident Preparedness and Operational Continuity Management) - clause 3.9
4. An event or physical condition that has the potential to cause harm or loss. Examples of harm or loss that can be caused by a hazard includes fatalities, injuries, infrastructure damages, damage to the environment and disruption of business operations.
(Source: Singapore Standard 540 - SS 540:2008)
5. A source of potential harm or a situation with a potential to cause loss.
(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)
6. A potential source of harm.The term hazard can be qualified in order to define its origin or the nature of the expected harm.
(Source: Australia. A Practitioner's Guide to Business Continuity Management HB292 - 2006 )
7. A potential source of harm. The term hazard can be qualified in order to define its origin or the nature of the expected harm.
(Source: AS/NZS 5050.1 Australian and New Zealand Standards for business continuity management.
Part 1: Business continuity management system specification)
8. An accidental or naturally-occurring event or situation with the potential to cause physical (or psychological) harm to members of the community (including loss of life), damage or losses to property, and/or disruption to the environment or to structures (economic, social, political) upon which a community’s way of life depends. (Source: ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency. BCM & Resilience Glossary)