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Safety Policy and - Safety Policy and Procedures for ME 463 Definitions(The Random House College Dictionary 1980 1 Safety a Freedom from the

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Safety Policy and Procedures for ME 463 Definitions (The Random House College Dictionary, © 1980): 1. Safety: a. Freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury (to people) or loss (of property). b. The quality of averting or not causing injury or loss. c. A contrivance or device to prevent injury. 2. Risk: a. Exposure to the chance of injury or loss. b. A hazard or dangerous chance. 3. Hazard: a. Something causing danger, peril, risk, or difficulty. b. The absence or lack of predictability. c. An unexpected or unpredictable event. Premises : 1. All human activities involve some level of risk: risk cannot be fully eliminated. 2. All human activities have some level of benefit/reward – positive or negative. 3. Safety policy should attempt to minimize risk to acceptable levels while maximizing positive benefits. Guiding Principles: Educational benefit will be weighed relative to risk to determine appropriate regulations. 1. Low educational benefit, high risk activity shall be avoided 2. High educational benefit, low risk activity shall be allowed with minimal regulation. 3. High educational benefit, high risk activity shall be closely regulated to assure safety. Flexibility requirements: 1. Each 463 project is unique, with unique potentials for risk 2. Students have widely varying experience in hands-on (potentially risky) activities. 3. Policy must be flexible to accommodate this variability, protecting all without unnecessary restriction. Safety Policy Objectives: 1. To train and mentor students to take ownership of safety issues and policy. 2. To evaluate levels of risk IN ADVANCE to determine appropriate levels of regulation/mitigation. 3. To define reasonable and effective procedures to reduce risk to acceptable levels, if such procedures exist.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course CGT 101 taught by Professor Mohler,j during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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