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fail-safe

designed to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction
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In the last few years, Cummins has focused on advances in assembly-system technology and fail-safing, says Paul Garlick, director of manufacturing engineering.
Another set of key ideas related to the fourth "S" are fail-safing (called "poka yoke" in Japan) and root cause analysis (a common QC technique).