What is safety?

  • (noun): The state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions.
    Example: "Insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Safety

Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. Safety can also be defined to be the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.

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Dodge Caravan - Generation V (2008–2013) - Safety
... the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program crash testing, the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan achieved a five star ...
Grand Valley State University - Organization and Administration - Public Safety
... The Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement services for the Allendale Campus ... The Department of Public Safety also employs several students who assist the department by performing a variety of clerical and security based duties and services ... is an entity distinct from the Department of Public safety, and handles security and public safety issues for the Grand Rapids Pew Campus and all Regional Centers ...
Summit, Illinois - Business and Industry
... The Institute for Food Safety and Health (formerly the National Center for Food Safety and Technology) is located adjacent to the Corn Products plant ... with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition ...
Vaccine Safety Datalink
... The Vaccine Safety Datalink Project (VSD) was established in 1990 by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the adverse side ... Data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project have been utilized to address a number of vaccine safety concerns examples include a study clarifying the risk of anaphylaxis after vaccine ...
Mansfield, Ohio - Culture - Safety Town
... In 2012 Mansfield celebrated the 75th anniversary of Safety Town, a free program developed in Mansfield for pre-kindergarten children about pedestrian ... Over the years the program, through the efforts of the National Safety Town Center, has been improved to include all aspects of child safety ...

More definitions of "safety":

  • (noun): Contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse.
    Synonyms: condom, rubber, safe, prophylactic
  • (noun): A safe place.
    Example: "He ran to safety"
    Synonyms: refuge
  • (noun): A score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line.
  • (noun): (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely.
    Synonyms: base hit, bingle

Famous quotes containing the word safety:

    There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people’s safety and greatness.
    Grover Cleveland (1837–1908)

    The high sentiments always win in the end, the leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    The Declaration [of Independence] was not a protest against government, but against the excess of government. It prescribed the proper role of government, to secure the rights of individuals and to effect their safety and happiness. In modern society, no individual can do this alone. So government is not a necessary evil but a necessary good.
    Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)