“Accident” means a fortuitous event that results in the death of or injury to any person involved in a diving operation (accident).

Source: Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations, SOR/88-600, February 2013. Regulations

Source: Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Diving Regulations, SOR/95-189, Canada, current to May 31, 2012. Regulations



Accident includes the contraction of a disease.

Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, Australia, amended 2012. Legislation



Accident means an event that.

(a) causes any person to be harmed; or
(b) in different circumstances, might have caused any person to be harmed.

Source: Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Public Act 1992 No 96, New Zealand, as of 1 July 2011. Legislation



“Accident” means an incident that results in a hazard causing harm to a worker.

Source:  Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Occupational Health & Safety Requirements, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, Canada, December 2000. Regulations



Event or chain of events which cause, or could have caused, injury, illness and/or damage (loss) to assets, the environment or third parties.

Source: ISO 17776:2000, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Offshore production installations – Guidelines on tools and techniques for hazard identification and risk assessment. GlobalStandards



See Incident.

As low as reasonably practicable (ALARP)

To reduce a risk to a level which is ‘as low as reasonably practicable’ involves balancing reduction in risk against the time, trouble, difficulty and cost of achieving it. This level represents the point, objectively assessed, at which the time, trouble, difficulty and cost of further reduction measures become unreasonably disproportionate to the additional risk reduction obtained.

Source: OGP Report No. 6.36/210, Guidelines for the Development and Application of Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, July 1994. Global Standards



An event that causes any person to be harmed, or in different circumstances might have caused any person to be harmed.

Source: Approved Code of Practice for Managing Hazards to Prevent Major Industrial Accidents, Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Department of Labour, New Zealand, July 1994. Regulatory Guidance

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