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Contributory Hazard

The potential for harm. An unsafe act and / or unsafe condition which contributes to the accident, (see cause, root cause, contributory events, initiator; the potential for adverse energy flow to result in an accident.) A hazard is not an accident. A failure or a malfunction can result in an unsafe condition, and / or unsafe act. Human error can result in an unsafe act. Contributory Hazards define the contributory events that lead to the final outcome. For simplicity, Contributory Hazards can also include Initiating Events and Primary Hazards. Sequential logic defining the Hazardous Event should remain consistent throughout the hazard analysis process.

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