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October 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2004-101
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Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Checklists

Abbreviation or acronymMeaning
ACalternating current
ACGIHAmerican Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AFFFaqueous film forming agent
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
ASHERAAsbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
AASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
awwater activity
BOCABuilding Officials and Code Administrators
CASChemical Abstract Service
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CGACompressed Gas Association
DCdirect current
DOLDepartment of Labor
DOTDepartment of Transportation
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
FDAFood and Drug Administration
HAPShazardous air pollutants
HBVhepatitis B virus
HEPAhigh-efficiency particulate air filter
HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus
HVACheating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
IDLHimmediately dangerous to life or health
MSDSmaterial safety data sheet
MVACmotor vehicle air conditioner
NEMANational Electric Manufacturers Association
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NHTSANational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIHNational Institutes of Health
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
PELpermissible exposure limit
PPEpersonal protective equipment
psipounds per square inch
psiapounds per square inch absolute
psigpounds per square inch gauge
RACTreasonable available control technology
SAESociety of Automotive Engineers
SCBAself-contained breathing apparatus
SWDswitching duty
TCLPtoxicity characteristic leaching procedure
TLVthreshold limit value
TSDtreatment, storage, and disposal
TWAtime-weighted average
USCUnited States Code
USTunderground storage tank
VOCvolatile organic compounds
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