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risk

at risk
a. Social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility

Risk

A measure of the probability of an adverse effect on a population under a well-defined exposure scenario.

risk

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(engineering)
The potential realization of undesirable consequences from hazards arising from a possible event.

risk

The expectation of loss. It is a function of the probability and the consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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hiring of the external risk prevention service for the disciplines of industrial hygiene and health surveillance and the consultancy for the disciplines of work safety, Ergonomics and applied psychosociology for the fundaci institut mar d~investigacions mdiques (fundaci imim).
Completion of a posttravel survey about activities in Rio de Janeiro, particularly their participation in risk prevention strategies, also was requested.
It will host 15,000 senior security, safety and risk prevention professionals from across the Middle East.
It will play host to 15,000 recognised senior security, safety and risk prevention professionals from across the Middle East.
MANAMA: Asry has announced it has recruited 10 Bahrainis to serve as firemen in the company's risk prevention division.
Waste management and HR firm Dulsco held its 11th annual QHSE Week for its business units, with the spotlight this year on workplace safety and risk prevention.
The European operations centre in Dundalk, Co Louth, will provide customer support, risk prevention, merchant services and sales for the web retailer and its subsidiary PayPal.
Coverage includes an overview of outpatient healthcare in the US; the governance, medical staff, and quality structures required to create, implement, and maintain strong outpatient quality programs; engineering the human aspects of the customer connection; policies, procedures, and plans, and the importance of the written word to deliver quality healthcare services; the human resource factor; measuring quality and safety; medication management strategies; infection prevention quality and safety applications; clinical documentation to create a comprehensive approach to recording a patient's history and care; risk prevention and error elimination; licensing, accreditation, deemed status, and certification for ambulatory programs; and practice, drills, and planning for worse case scenarios.
Safeguarding Children At Risk Prevention and Action project manager Richard Haigh said children who go missing are at risk of sexual exploitation by adults waiting to take advantage of them.
A spokesperson for the bank said that the dynamically differentiated reserve requirement ratio system would help to adjust lending growth and improve risk prevention capabilities of banks.
The results of this study underscore the need to consider dietary sources of MeHg in risk assessment and in developing approaches for risk prevention and mitigation.
On 19 July 2009, HOSPEEM (the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers' Association) and EPSU (the European Federation of Public Service Unions) agreed on minimum standards for risk prevention, training, information, awareness and monitoring as well as on intervention and follow-up procedures.