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    Hi,
    could anybody help me with the translation to the spanish of the terms Risk, Harm and Hazard. In spanish the meaning of these words are so similar (Riesgo, peligro). I´m translating a Health & safety course and I having difficulties with these terms.
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    Hello Alvaro.

    I'm not a native speaker but as nouns Risk=riesgo; Harm=daño and Hazard=peligro.

    Risk and hazard are also similar in English.

    Maybe if you give us an example of how you want to use theses words we can give a more precise answer.
    Last edited by vicente; 11-11-2016 at 12:38 PM.
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    HI Alvaro,
    Maybe this could help... The HAZARD is what generates the HARM. The RISK is the likelihood that someone or something can be HARMED, if exposed to a HAZARD.
    Regarding the translations vicente gave you, I completely agree.

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    The words "riesgo" and "peligro" reflect a different meaning the same as in English with "risk" and "hazard." "Risk" involves the probability of a more or less unexpected event caused by a certain action or situation, while "hazard/peligro" involves danger, although the latter is often associated with "potential" which also adds a meaning of a certain probability. "Harm" is definitely "daño" as Vicente posts above, although it could also be a "potential harm."

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    Thank you all, It is the first time I use this forum and I know now that it's very helpful.

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