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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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All other reviewed exposure registries were designed to collect exposure information prospectively, though both WSIB and WorkSafe permitted retrospective reporting of exposure incidents.
Employees who were involved in the exposure incident should be involved and kept informed throughout the investigation.
Thus, as stated in the standard's preamble, OSHA concluded that a new standard would "much more efficiently reduce these risks [that] can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical follow-up of exposure incidents, vaccination and other provisions.
As was done in this case, deployed preventive medicine personnel and medical personnel are strongly encouraged to seek additional support through USACHPPM if they are faced with an exposure incident.
Pesticides: EPA's Efforts to Collect and Take Action on Exposure Incident Data.
Whenever any exposure incident occurs, a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up must be provided.
Bump tests should be done monthly and a full calibration conducted yearly (unless a significant exposure incident occurs, after which additional bump tests and/or calibrations are required to ensure the device is working properly and the sensor has not been poisoned).
One exposure incident accounted for four of the deaths and one nonfatal case.
In case of occupational exposures, does the employer or designated infection control program manager fill out an exposure incident report that includes:
The HIV status of exposed individuals needs to be checked initially after the exposure incident and periodically over the next six months to one year because of the slow conversion rate of this virus (Mendelson, 1991).
The instrument uses an ionization chamber to measure the exposure incident on the sensor; the voltage in the ionization chamber is measured by the circuitry, and the appropriate measurement is displayed on a digital readout.
Information on the actions to take, person to contact, reporting requirements, and medical follow-up of an exposure incident must be provided in employee training programs.