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stand-down

or stand·down (stănd′doun′)
n.
A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stand-down - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
2.stand-down - (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
stop, stoppage - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations

stand-down

n
(Mil) → Feuerpause f
(in firm etc: = work stoppage) → (vorübergehende) Arbeitseinstellung for -niederlegung f
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The aim of the stand-down is to get everyone thinking about their own safety and the safety of colleagues, drivers, contractors and visitors as we work towards our target of zero harm.
The Army's 4th Infantry Division initially refused but Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, head of the Regional Peace and Order Council, had convinced the military to order a stand-down of its troops for six days in the area where the release was to take place.
During May 8-12, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and partners, including NIOSH, will host the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and companion federal agencies have designated May 2-6 as the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, reminding or educating construction employers and workers of the serious dangers of falls--the leading cause of fatalities stemming from construction site accidents.
He challenged the safety department to come up with an interactive stand-down that would involve every division on the ship, as well as the Air Wing Five team.
GAO was asked to assess (1) the extent to which LANL's and NNSA's estimates capture the total cost of the stand-down, (2) the effect of the stand-down on LANL's major research programs, and (3) whether there was a reasonable basis for NNSA's decisions regarding the reimbursement of stand-down costs to the University of California.
Department of the Army civilians, Cathy Flores and Fred Artis, both from the 835th Transportation Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, practice their fire-fighting skills at a Fire Prevention Class held during the battalion's Safety Stand-down Day March 18.
Fire service employers' chairman, Councillor Christina Jebb, said: "The employers unanimously agreed to put proposals to the FBU in relation to concerns expressed by them in relation to stand-down time.
Bearing in mind that there is more possibility of death by boredom and lack of activity than by injury or exhaustion, why in heaven's name are firefighters demanding stand-down time on shift when the great majority of their time is spent sitting in the station already on stand-down?
Once upon a time, a safety officer had a skipper who told him to do a stand-down.
We need their input in order to make this of real benefit for them,'' said Steve Baker, Grace Resource executive director and co-chairman of the Homeless Veterans Stand-Down.
To remind and educate employers in the construction industry about the dangers from falls and dropped tools, 3M Fall Protection is proud to participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down, May 8-12, 2017.