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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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The additional risk factors include fainting (syncope), rapid transient abnormal heartbeats starting in the bottom chambers of the heart (non-sustained ventricular tachycardia or frequent premature ventricular contractions), or, decreased function of the heart (low ejection fraction).
The court found that the prison's use of unlicensed barbers to provide haircuts for inmates, and requiring inmates to share electric razors, did not place the inmates at a risk of serious or substantial harm absent any showing that the inmates were at any additional risk of contracting diseases.
Plak-Vac, from Trademark Medical, not only provides oral care, but also cleans the gums and oral cavity of bacteria, avoiding additional risk of systemic infection.

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