safety margin

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Synonyms for safety margin

the margin required in order to insure safety

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Today's sets have a limited operating time, with no safety margin so in actual fact are not so efficient.
Safety Margin = Identify + Assess + Mitigate + Implement + Observe
The Wearsiders had arrived on the South Coast with the slenderest of safety margins, hovering only one point above the relegation zone.
The mean values and standard deviations of additional variables of the safety margin are: [[theta].
Across all environmental conditions, the average safety margin was 2.
It is also believed that the safety margin of these banks may erode further in the coming weeks.
They now sit ninth in the table with a 13 - point safety margin over the three relegation places.
But after the pilot's cockpit light indicated the aircraft did not have sufficient fuel to land with enough of a safety margin, the plane jumped the queue at Heathrow.
Only under such a condition is it possible to reduce significantly the commonly used safety margin and adjust it to the new circumstances.
Traditionally, a safety margin of at least 10 J between the maximum output of the pulse generator and the energy needed for defibrillation has been used because early studies indicate that lower safety margins were associated with high rates of failed defibrillation and sudden cardiac death.
In June, the FAA released a policy notice calling for some operators to add a 15% safety margin in landing distance calculations based on runway conditions, but certain general aviation industry groups objected and requested that the notice be put on hold.
The FAA has called for stricter and more uniform pilot calculations to ensure safety margins for landing aircraft on snow-covered or slippery runways, proposing a safety margin of at least 15%.
The guidelines normally involve a considerable safety margin.
The EPA routinely uses highly conservative (and often dubious) assumptions of safety and extrapolations from high-dose animal testing to very low chronic exposures in humans, then applies a safety margin of several orders of magnitude to allow for differences between animals and humans, and for possible enhanced susceptibility of pregnant women and children.