safety


safety
safety safe‧ty [ˈseɪfti] noun [uncountable]
1. the state of being safe from danger or harm:

• The company seemed totally unconcerned about the safety of its workers.

2. the state of not being dangerous or likely to cause harm or injury:

• Some businesses are failing to meet basic food safety standards.

• Experts say that after the introduction of safety measures, the plant is among the safest.

3. safety equipment is designed to prevent injury or damage:

• Workers using power tools must wear the proper safety equipment.

• The new model has improved crash resistance and othersafety features.

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safety UK US /ˈseɪfti/ noun [U]
the state of being protected from danger or harm: »

You have a right to be protected against anything that can affect your safety.

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public/passenger/consumer safety

the condition of not being likely to cause damage or harm: the safety of sth »

Many people are wondering about the safety of some food imports.

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food/drug/product safety

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fire safety

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Apart from this one incident, the company has an excellent safety record.

used before a noun to describe equipment, rules, etc. that are designed to keep people from being harmed: »

safety glasses

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The company is now a world leader in car safety seats.

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The iron's best safety feature is that it shuts off automatically.

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The building is not compliant with the new safety standards.

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The law requires a certificate showing that the latest safety tests have been carried out.

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safety procedures.

air/workplace/mine, etc. safety — Cf. workplace/mine safety
See also HEALTH AND SAFETY(Cf. ↑health and safety), MARGIN OF SAFETY(Cf. ↑margin of safety)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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