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voice-activated switch

an interface between a device and the user that is activated by the user’s voice and is often useful for individuals with certain disabilities. For example, an individual with a motor impairment can use a voice-activated switch to turn lights, appliances, and other household devices on and off.

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June 19th 2024

administrative controls

administrative controls

in safety engineering, managerial interventions—such as training, rotating work schedules to reduce exposure (e.g., to hazardous chemicals), and implementing clearance requirements—that can help to maintain a safe environment in the workplace. Administrative controls, supplemented by the use of personal protective equipment, are considered the second resort after engineering controls. See also hazard-control protocol.