1.2 Hazard identification

A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm, regardless of how likely or unlikely it might be to occur. A hazard may be a physical situation (such as a fi re or explosion), an activity (such as pipetting) or a material (such as aerosols containing infectious bacilli). Unless hazards are identified effectively, it is not possible to accurately assess the risks associated with the facility and its activities.

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