proactive process of preventing injury. damage. or loss.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
safety (noun)
the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss
a device (as on a weapon or a machine) designed to prevent inadvertent or hazardous operation
a) (1) a situation in football in which a member of the offensive team is tackled behind its own goal line that counts two points for the defensive team - compare touchback
(2) a member of a defensive backfield in football who occupies the deepest position in order to receive a kick, defend against a forward pass, or stop a ballcarrier
b) a billiard shot made with no attempt to score or so as to leave the balls in an unfavorable position for the opponent
c) - base hit
safety (verb)
transitive verb
to protect against failure, breakage, or accident - safety a rifle
safety (Wikipedia)

Warning signs, such as this one, can improve safety awareness.

Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk.

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