Subtle Equipment Differences Can Result in Performance and Safety Differences
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Z - Not used - Was Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( see Federal Agency U. S. DOE or under DOE Contractor LL National Security), Livermore, CA

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Travel

LLNLs Maintenance Services Division in Facilities and Infrastructure re-evaluated the newest model bicycle in the fleet after a recent accident. Subtle differences between this bike and earlier makes and models of Lab bike were discovered and addressed as a result.

This evaluation highlighted that "similar" does not mean "same" and that various makes and models of the same type of equipment (e.g., vehicles, power tools, and remote controls for electronics) may present differences that the user experiences as variability in function, control, performance, or safety.

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