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safety chain

[′sāf·tē ‚chān]
(mining engineering)
A chain connecting the first and last cars of a trip to prevent separation, if a coupling breaks.

safety chain

A chain attached to a piece of equipment to prevent its falling should the equipment fastener fail.
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The lanyard attachment will take a safety chain or the clip on a fabric lanyard that includes a breakaway device for safe use in a working machine area.
A final aspect of the safety chain is that a seemingly small detail or action is often the link in the chain which is not broken.
The suit claims the safety chain was not installed on the store's table, allowing the sudden change in position.
Let's look now at some "today and tomorrow" sample scenarios--by role--to demonstrate how Food Safety Chain Management streamlines the manufacturing process for better compliance and ROI.
Householders have been reminded of the doorstep code; keeping front and back doors door locked; using a spy hole if avaialble to check who is at the door; making sure the safety chain is kept on; asking to see some form of identification; and, if suspicious, closing the door and calling the police.
As a supplier of flexible packaging films, carton window films, and food insert materials, Multi-Plastics recognizes the importance packaging suppliers play within the food safety chain.
Choose an area for your safety chain that is out of reach of young children yet convenient for you to use.
The unit features a safety chain with snap hook and locking screw supplied as a standard feature.
Rather, through use of a digital camera and e-mail, Waldo has taken on several identities: a burned-out light bulb, a safety chain hung incorrectly, or even a soda can on top of an electrical-distribution box.
These measures are intended to simplify the implementation of this new instrument notably by restricting the reading of the tags to critical points' in the food safety chain, such as abattoirs and points of sale, rather than imposing them on all farms.
The safety chain has snapped so it's possible it slipped off the owner's wrist as she was shopping.
Instead, I found myself face-to-face with a turning propeller, well inside the safety chain.