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IED 4.1

PLTW IED 4.1 Vocabulary Words and Terms to Know

Attorney General The principal legal officer of the Crown or a state.
By-product Something produced in the making of something else; a secondary result; a side effect.
Carcinogen A substance capable of causing cancer.
Ecosystem A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
EPA EPA is the acronym for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ergonomics The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.
Ethical Conforming to an established set of principles or accepted professional standards of contact.
Ethics The moral principles governing or influencing conduct.
Hazard A danger or risk.
Impact The effect or influence of one thing on another. Some impacts are anticipated, and others are unanticipated.
Landfill A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil.
OSHA Occupation Safety and Health Administration: A government organization whose mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards.
Product lifecycle Stages a product goes through from concept and use to eventual withdrawal from the market place.
Raw Material Any natural resource that is used to make finished products.
Recycle To reclaim or reuse old materials in order to make new products.
Refurbish To renovate or redecorate.
Refuse Matter thrown away as worthless.
Residue A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
Trade-off An exchange of one thing in return for another: especially relinquishment of one benefit or advantage for another regarded as more desirable.
Waste Material which is eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required.
Created by: GoldenValley