Evaluation of Communication on the

Hazard is the potential to cause harm; risk on the other hand is the likelihood of harm (in defined circumstances, and usually qualified by some statement of the severity of the harm). The relationship between hazard and risk must be treated very cautiously. If all other factors are equal - especially the exposures and the people subject to them, then the risk is proportional to the hazard. However all other factors are very rarely equal.
It is a common experience that some words are considered to synonyms of each other as described in the dictionary whereas in real life they are used is different context. This is where knowing the right usage of words in. It is essential for everyone to know which word is suitable for which situation. A common example is risk and hazard. Despite the fact that they are declared as synonym, the health departments take these two words differently as they have a different meaning.
Generally, a hazard is said to be present when there is an object or a situation present which may have an adverse effect on the surrounding. There can be other hazards like, an explosion, leakage of toxic gas etc.

Risk can be taken as chance or a probability that harm may occur. There are certain situations and the circumstances and sometimes the severity of the harm is passed as a statement. Risk can be considered as negligible or can be high even. We can see that we are surrounded by risks in our everyday lives. As rational beings, we are always assessing the level of risk either consciously and unconsciously. While we are thinking to cross a highway, how to do family care and whether to eat healthy food or not we are basically making assessment about the possible hazards involved and at the same time assess the risk associated with each action we may take

There is a fine line between the risk and hazard and thus you have to be very cautious when using these two words. Some experts claim that if the factors remain the same in the surrounding,...