Difference between hazard and disaster

Hazard A hazard is a dangerous event, incident, consequence, occurrence or agent which has possibility to cause harm, damage and threat to life, property, infrastructure and environment. Those elements of the physical environment, harmful to man and caused by forces extraneous to him. (Burton et al 1978) A source of potential harm or a situation… read more »


Origin Several researcher, scientist gave and suggested several opinions. According to them ‘Hazard’ word comes from different languages. It comes from: Word Origin of Language Meaning hasard, hasart Old French Game of chance played with dice azar Spanish An unfortunate card or throw at dice hazarder Middle French Put something at stake in a game… read more »