existing or potential condition of an item that can result in a mishap
NOTE 1 [ISO 14620 2]
NOTE 2 This condition can be associated with the design, fabrication, operation, or environment of the item, and has the potential for mishaps. [ISO 14620 2]
NOTE 3 Hazards are potential threats to the safety of a system. They are not events, but the prerequisite for the occurrence of hazard scenarios with their negative effects on safety in terms of the safety consequences.