Safety

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Definitions

European Definitions

Council of Europe

Safety is a situation without unacceptable risks. [1]

EU JRC
Safety is a set of methods and techniques designed or set in place in order to avoid accidents. [2]

Other International Definitions

CARICOM

Safety is the control of recognised hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. [3]

The maintenance of an environment that is relatively free from actual or potential hazards that can injure people (ref. Industrial Accident Prevention Association).

IAEA

(nuclear/radiation) safety: the achievement of proper operating conditions, prevention of accidents or mitigation of accident consequences, resulting in protection of workers, the public and the environment from undue radiation hazards. [4]

National Definitions

Colombia

Seguridad: función del subprograma de auxilio que consiste en la acción de proteger a la población, en los casos de trastornos al entorno físico, contra los riesgos de todo tipo, susceptibles de afectar la vida, la paz social y los bienes materiales durante el impacto de una calamidad. [5]


Finland

Turvallisuus: tila, jossa uhkat ja riskit ovat hallittavissa.

Safety is a condition in which the threats and risks are controllable. -unofficial translation- [6]

Italy

Sicurezza: Prevenzione, eliminazione parziale o totale dei danni, pericoli, rischi; condizione di essere al sicuro: osservare le norme di sicurezza stradale; dare garanzie di sicurezza. [7]


New Zealand

Safety is the process of assessing hazards and developing measures to ensure safety of personnel. [8]

Poland

Bezpieczeństwo – teoria i praktyka zapewniania możliwości przetrwania (egzystencji) i realizacji własnych interesów przez dany podmiot, w szczególności poprzez wykorzystywanie szans (okoliczności sprzyjających), podejmowanie wyzwań, redukowanie ryzyk oraz przeciwdziałanie (zapobieganie i przeciwstawianie się) wszelkiego rodzaju zagrożeniom dla podmiotu i jego interesów. [9]

Spain

Seguridad: función del subprograma de auxilio que consiste en la acción de proteger a la población, en los casos de trastornos al entorno físico, contra los riesgos de todo tipo, susceptibles de afectar la vida, la paz social y los bienes materiales durante el impacto de una calamidad. [5]


United States

DoD
Safety: Freedom from those conditions that can cause death, injury, occupational illness, damage to or loss of equipment or property, or damage to the environment. [10]


Standard Definition

ISO/IEC

Safety is the condition of the system operating without causing unacceptable risk of physical injury or damage to the health of people, either directly, or indirectly as a result of damage to property or to the environment. [11]

See also

Notes

  1. GLOSSAIRE MULTILINGUE DE LA GESTION DU RISQUE pour usagers francophones (2007)/European Centre of Technological Safety (TESEC) - TESEC-EUR-OPA 2001)
  2. Definition of an assessment framework for projects of common interest in the field of smart grids, 2014.
  3. Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy and Results Framework 2014-2024
  4. IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.12
  5. 5.0 5.1 GLOSSAIRE MULTILINGUE DE LA GESTION DU RISQUE pour usagers francophones (2007)/Asociación Iberoamericana de Organismos Gubernamentales de Defensa y Protección Civil, groupe de travail constitué par différents organismes de cette association dirigé para la Direction Générale de Défense Civile colombienne en étroite collaboration avec la Direction Générale de Protection civil et émergences espagnole
  6. Vocabulary of Comprehensive Security. Helsinki (TSK 47) (2014)
  7. GLOSSARIO DI PROTEZIONE CIVILE Regione Sicilia
  8. The New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand. (2014)
  9. (MINI)SŁOWNIK BBN: Propozycje nowych terminów z dziedziny bezpieczeństwa (2015) - proposed definition
  10. [DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE FOR SYSTEM SAFETY, MIL-STD-882D (2000)]
  11. ISO/IEC Guide 55:1999