Hazard identification

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A Hazard Identification Study is the process of identifying hazards in order to plan for, avoid, or mitigate their impacts. Hazard identification is an important step in risk assessment and risk management. The tool can be used to determine the adverse health effects of exposure to a chemical stressor[1] and to plan for building repair costs or retrofitting in areas prone to natural disaster.[2]


  1. ^ "Step 1 - Hazard Identification". Risk Assessment. USA Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Craig Taylor and Erik VanMarcke, ed. (2002). Acceptable Risk Processes: Lifelines and Natural Hazards. Reston, VA: ASCE, TCLEE. ISBN 9780784406236. 

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