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European Definitions

Other International Definitions

National Definitions

Standard Definition

ISO/PAS 22399:2007

Occurrence or change of a particular set of circumstances [1].

ISO/IEC 27000:2014 [2] also notes that:

  • An event can be one or more occurrences, and can have several causes.
  • An event can consist of something not happening.
  • An event can sometimes be referred to as an “incident” or “accident”.

Moreover, ISO 31000:2009 [3].}} notes that an event without consequences can also be referred to as a “near miss”, “incident”, “near hit” or “close call”.

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