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Mark BozzoMichael R. Behan, J.D.GBL 295 Section 006December 7th, 20171)Safety is not something that can be measured. The definition of safety is “the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.” Insteadof measuring safety, you can measure the risk that comes with using a product or doing an activity. In Working Conditions of Acceptable Risk, William W. Lowrance says there are two different activities when determining safety. First, you can measure the risks involved. This includes measuring the probability that something harmful can happen from doing an activity or using a product, along with measuringthe severity of said harm. Measuring risks is objective for the most part, and can be backed up with hard evidence. The second activity in determining safety is judging the acceptability of these risks. Acceptability is more subjective, and can be determined through principles such as reasonableness. You must factor in multiple

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