Technological / Anthropogenic Hazards refer to danger originating from technological or industrial accidents, dangerous procedures, infrastructure failures or certain human activities, which may cause the loss of life or injury, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation.

Technological disasters are non-natural disastrous occurrences that include:

(1) Industry -related hazards

(a) Hazardous substances and their resultant chemical spills, gas leaks and poisoning
(b) Toxic waste
(c) Radiation or nuclear fall out
(d) Fires and explosions
(e) Water, soil and air contamination

(2) Traffic accidents

(a) Road
(b) Rail
(c) Air
(d) Water

(3) Electrical hazards
(4) Mining-related hazards
(a) Mine collapse
(b) Explosions and fires
(c) Water air and soil contamination