Man-made hazards are defined as those “induced entirely or predominantly by human activities and choices”. Technological Hazards like industrial spills, transport accidents, factory explosions are a subset of man-made hazards. They can also be triggered by natural hazards (NATECH events).

Bio-hazards include bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites or parts thereof. Exposure in sufficient quantities and over a given duration may result in illness or injury to human health, and this can happen through natural exposure or release (intentional or unintentional) of microorganism.

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Publication date: 31/05/2020

Document status: Final

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Document data

National Societies
IFRC
Countries
Global
Themes
Industrial Accident, Industrial Explosion
Document type
Leaflet
Format
PDF