Efforts and designs to reduce the incidence of unexpected undesirable events in various environments and situations.
Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.
Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
April 25th -26th, 1986 nuclear power accident that occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (Ukraine) located 80 miles north of Kiev.
Tendency toward involvement in accidents. Implies certain personality characteristics which predispose to accidents.
Nuclear power accident that occurred following the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake of March 11, 2011 in the northern region of Japan.
Place or physical location of work or employment.
Organizational activities previously performed internally that are provided by external agents.
An institute of the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION which is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. Research activities are carried out pertinent to these goals.
Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
An office in the Department of Labor responsible for developing and establishing occupational safety and health standards.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.
Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
Written, witnessed declarations in which persons request that if they become disabled beyond reasonable expectation of recovery, they be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by extraordinary means. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
A usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel. (Webster, 1973)
The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.
The routing of water to open or closed areas where it is used for agricultural purposes.
AUTOMOBILES, trucks, buses, or similar engine-driven conveyances. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to domestic national security.
Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.
Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.
Individuals responsible for various duties pertaining to the medical office routine.
In horses, cattle, and other quadrupeds, the joint between the femur and the tibia, corresponding to the human knee.
Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.
The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another.