EH&S Acronyms

  • ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  • ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
  • AGA American Gas Association
  • AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • ANSI American National Standards Institute
  • APHA American Public Health Association
  • AGA American Gas Association
  • AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • ANSI American National Standards Institute
  • APHA American Public Health Association
  • APR Air-Purifying Respirator
  • ASAE American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • ASQCAmerican Society for Quality Control
  • ASTM American Society for Testing Materials
  • ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation
  • BS British Standards
  • BSI British Standards Institute
  • CAA Clean Air Act
  • CAL-OSHA California Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • CAS Chemical Abstracts Service (Number)
  • CERCLA Comprehensive Environment Response
  • CFR Code of Federal Regulations
  • CGA Compressed Gas Association OR Color Graphics ArrayCl Chlorine
  • CSA Canadian Standards Association
  • CSFM California State Fire Marshall
  • CWA Clean Water Act
  • dB DecibelsdB(A) Decibels A-Scale
  • DOE Department of Energy
  • DOL Department of Labor
  • DOT Department of Transportation
  • DVO Diffuse Viewing Only
  • EDP Electronic Data Processing
  • EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • EGA Enhanced Graphics Array
  • EN European Norms
  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPDM Ethylene-propylene terpolymer
  • EPR Ethylene Propylene
  • ESCBA Escape Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • ESD Electrostatic Dissipative
  • FDA Food and Drug Administration
  • FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
  • FID Flame Ionization Detector
  • FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
  • FM Factory Mutual
  • FMCSR Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • FR Flame Resistant
  • GC Gas Chromatography
  • GFCI Ground Fault Circuit Interruptergpm
  • GSA General Service Administration
  • H2S Hydrogen Sulfide
  • HCA Hazardous Communication Act
  • HCl Hydrogen Chloride
  • HDPE High-Density Polyethylene
  • HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air (filtration)
  • HF Hydrogen FluorideHg Mercury
  • HID High Intensity Discharge
  • HMIG Hazardous Materials Identification Guide
  • HMIS Hazardous Materials Information System
  • HMTA Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
  • hp Horse power
  • HPLC High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • HVAC Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • IAQ Indoor Air Quality
  • IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • IATA International Air Transport Association
  • ICAO International Civil Aviation OrganizationID Inside Diameter
  • IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
  • IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IMO International Maritime Organization
  • IP Industrial Plus
  • IPS Iron Pipe Standard
  • IR Infrared
  • ISEA Industrial Safety Equipment Association
  • ISO International Organization for Standardization
  • LCD Liquid Crystal Display
  • LDPE Low-Density Polyethylene
  • LED Light-Emitting Diode
  • LEL Lower Explosive Limit
  • LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylenelpm Liters per minute
  • LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tank
  • MECO Modern Engineering Companymg/m3 Milligrams per meter cubedmil One mil equals 1/1000 of an inchmppcf Million particles per cubic foot
  • MSA Mine Safety Appliances
  • MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
  • MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • MUTCD Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • NEMA National Electrical Manufacturer's Association
  • NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
  • NESHAP National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • NFC National Fire Code
  • NFPA National Fire Protection Association
  • NFR National Fire Rating
  • NH3 Ammonia
  • NiCad Nickel Cadmium (battery)
  • NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • NMFC National Motor Freight Class
  • NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide
  • NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • NPT National Pipe Thread
  • NPTF National Pipe Thread Fine
  • NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • NRR Noise Reduction Rating
  • NSF National Sanitation Federation
  • NSR No Sewing Required
  • NTP National Toxicology Program OR Normal Temperature and Pressure
  • OD Outside Diameter
  • ODP Open-Dripproof
  • ORM Other Regulated Material
  • ORP Oxidation Reduction Potential
  • OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PAPR Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
  • PCB Polychlorinated BiphenylpCi/L pico Curies/Liter
  • PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
  • PETG Polyethylene Terephthalate G Copolyesterp
  • H Hydrogen ion concentration
  • PID Photo Ionization Detector
  • POP Performance-Oriented Packaging
  • PPE Personal Protective Equipment
  • ppm Parts per million, 1 x 10-6ppb
  • Parts per billion, 1 x 10-9psi
  • Pounds per square inchpsig
  • Pounds per square inch gauge
  • PVA Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
  • RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • RFI Radio Frequency Interference
  • RMS Root Mean Squared
  • RTK Right-to-Know
  • S.E.T.R.A.F. Safety of Enclosures for Toxics using Recirculating Air Filtration
  • SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
  • SARA Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act
  • SBR Styrene Butadiene Rubber
  • SCBA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • SCT Spectrum Control Technology
  • SEI Safety Equipment Institute
  • SO2 Sulfur Dioxide
  • SPCC Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures
  • STEL Short-Term Exposure Limit
  • TDS Totally Dissolved SolidTEFC Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled
  • TLV Threshold Limit Value
  • TSCA Toxic Substance Control Act
  • TWA Time Weighted Average
  • UEL Upper Explosive Limit
  • UFC Uniform Fire Code
  • UL Underwriter's Laboratory
  • ULC Underwriter's Laboratory of Canada
  • ULPA Ultra-Low Penetration Air (filtration)
  • UN United Nations
  • USCG United States Coast Guard
  • USDA United States Department of Agriculture
  • USFDA United States Food and Drug Administration
  • USP United States Pharmacopoeia
  • UST Underground Storage Tank
  • UV Ultraviolet
  • VDT Video Display Termina
  • lVGA Video Graphics Array
  • VOC Volatile Organic Compound
  • WBGT Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
  • WEEL Workplace Environmental Exposure Limit
  • WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • YAG Yttrium Aluminum Garnet


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