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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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POSTEXPOSURE RECORDS must include the employee's name, social security number, hepatitis-B vaccination status, results of follow-up procedures to exposure incidents, and a copy of the evaluator's written opinion.
In contrast to what we expected (4), exposure incidents during removal of PPE were rare, probably because healthcare workers are extensively trained for this activity.
* Pesticide Episode Notification Records are California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) enforcement forms completed by staff members at CDPRs Enforcement Regional Office, which provides oversight to counties when they are either notified by the county of an exposure incident or by the CDPR Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program of an exposure incident that meets the priority status as defined by a cooperative agreement with Environmental Protection Agency Region 9.
Table 1: Association between number of study years and awareness (n = 160) Variables Second year Internship p Value Hepatitis B vaccination Yes 62 73 0.002 No 20 5 Washing hands before and after wearing gloves Yes 57 77 0.001 No 25 1 Sharps injury over the past 6 months Yes 32 15 0.009 No 50 63 Regular contact with amalgam Yes 64 28 0.001 No 17 50 Knowledge on whom to report exposure incident Yes 12 70 0.001 No 64 14 Knowledge on use of disinfectants Yes 28 61 0.001 No 54 17 Knowledge of silicosis Yes 52 66 0.004 No 30 12 Figure 1: Preventive measures undertaken by the study participants.
(9) Operational records regarding exposure incidents during this period remained classified and so use of this information for unclassified purposes required coordination between APHC(P) and US Central Command intelligence.
The WorkSafe and WSIB registries focused on reporting individual exposure incidents, in the hope that this information might be helpful in the future.
The OSHA-required information packet to be provided to the healthcare professional evaluating an employee who received a needle-stick should contain: forms to describe the exposed employees duties as related to the exposure incident; documentation of the routes of exposure and circumstances surrounding the incident; results of the source individual's blood testing if available; and:
"It is the type of thing that they need to pay attention to because there may be certain exclusions that arguably would be used, particularly if there is a large exposure incident by the insurance company and they don't want to get embroiled in insurance coverage litigation," Wernette said.
Following the radiation exposure incident, the nuclear agency ordered the utility known as TEPCO to improve radiation management at the power station, where Japan's worst nuclear crisis is unfolding.
Second, the rate of intrinsic elimination is faster in cohorts with initial concentrations significantly above background, for example, in incident cohorts measured soon after the exposure incident (Sorg et al.
AERB -- the country's nuclear watchdog -- had withdrawn permission to DU to use any radioactive source in its laboratories about two months ago as it had failed to submit its final reply on the radiation exposure incident at Mayapuri scrapyard in Delhi within the stipulated period.
Tavano has also identified a 56-year-old Shrewsbury man as the suspect in an indecent exposure incident outside Salter College in December.