The never ending debate over the difference between a risk and a hazard………..and what is Safety?
The poster, courtesy of Dr Rob Long from SPoR, very succinctly and effectively defines each, perhaps slightly differently to what you may have thought or heard before. You wont see words like faith and imagined used very often in the safety vernacular.
The poster can be downloaded here: Risk Hazard Safety poster portrait
RISK = the faith and trust required to suspend uncertainty to take an action
HAZARD = An object that is imagined to have the potential for harm
SAFETY = A temporary moment when physical harm is low