The Difference Between Risk and Hazard

In the conversation on crop protection technology, you may hear the words “risk” and “hazard” being discussed, but what do they mean? How can a substance present a risk without being a hazard?

Here’s how: Sharks are very hazardous. They have sharp teeth and, given the chance, would eat you for breakfast! But as long as you stay on dry land, the risk of being eaten by a shark is zero.

Check out two new animated GIFs created by CropLife International that help explain the difference between a hazard and a risk. To learn more about the concepts of risk and hazard, read an interview with Dr. Andrew Maynard who directs the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and produces a series of whiteboard videos called Risk Bites.

PSP_aug_sharks

Download CLI’s GIFs here

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