Acronyms & Terms Glossary

Initiating Event

Device failure, system failure, external event, or improper human action that begins a sequence of events leading to one or more undesired consequences of definable severity.

Initiating events are considered during Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) conducted by aeSolutions' trained facilitators. PHAs help companies identify hazard scenarios that could lead to a release of highly hazardous chemicals that can cause negative impact on people, the environment, and property.