precautionary measures

precautionary measures

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  • precautionary measures — care taken ahead of time to prevent future problems, preventative measures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Precautionary principle — The precautionary principle is a moral and political principle which states that if an action or policy might cause severe or irreversible harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of a scientific consensus that harm would not… …   Wikipedia

  • precautionary — /pri kaw sheuh ner ee/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by precaution: precautionary measures. 2. expressing or advising precaution: precautionary warnings against possible tornadoes. Also, precautional. [1740 50; PRECAUTION + ARY] *… …   Universalium

  • precautionary — adjective precautionary measures/steps etc things that you do in order to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening: The ward will be closed for a week as a precautionary measure. precede /prI si:d/ verb (T) formal 1 to happen or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • precautionary principle — A definition in the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. It applies when there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage and provides that a lack of scientific certainty shall not be a reason to postpone cost… …   Law dictionary

  • precautionary approach — measures intended to reduce risk to the resource, its environment and the people involved in the fishery. The allowable catch biomass may be reduced or stock spawning biomass allowed to increase without scientific evidence of overfishing. See… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • precautionary principle — Where there are threats of serious irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation. In the application of the precautionary principle …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • precautionary principle — /prəˈkɔʃənəri ˌprɪnsəpəl/ (say pruh kawshuhnuhree .prinsuhpuhl) noun an ethical and political principle, applying particularly in the environmental context, which states that if there is the risk of serious or irreversible harm occurring to… …  

  • safety measures — precautionary measures, procedures whose goal it is to guard one s safety …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precautionary — pre cau·tion·ar·y || prɪ kɔːʃənerɪ / nrɪ adj. comprising an advance warning, serving to caution in advance; pertaining to advance safety measures, of security procedures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures — The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures also known as the SPS Agreement is an international treaty of the World Trade Organization. It was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and …   Wikipedia

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