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Autor:  Thomas/USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  12/FEV/2015 9:32 PM
Assunto:  Safety x Security

I would go with "security".

Many times "security" and "safety" have the same meaning and are interchangeable.

Many times, not always.  LOL 

I have thought and thought, but I cannot think of a clear difference between the two words.  Let me give you some examples.

I fear for your safety.  (I am afraid that you may fall, hurt yourself, or be hurt by others).

I fear for your security.  (I am afraid that you may be hurt by others or kidnapped).

We need to pay more attention to safety issues in this company.  (We need to have safer machines and work practices to decrease the possibility of physical harm to employees.)

We need to pay more attention to security issues in this company.  (We need to have guards, controls, identification cards, etc. to decrease the possibility of  
non-employees and possibly industrial spies from having access to our company's secrets.)

Does that help?

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Safety x Security  –  Sílvio B.  12/FEV/2015, 8:14 PM
 Safety x Security  –  Thomas/USA  12/FEV/2015, 9:32 PM
Safety x Security  –  Tiago T.  13/FEV/2015, 12:30 AM
Safety x Security  –  Thomas/USA  13/FEV/2015, 2:35 AM
Safety x Security  –  Sílvio B.  15/FEV/2015, 9:45 AM
Safety x Security  –  Renan  15/FEV/2015, 3:23 PM

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