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NIOSH Respiratory Diseases Research Program

Evidence Package for the National Academies' Review 2006-2007

Abbreviations

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AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
ALFORD Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Respiratory Diseases
ALOSH Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health
AMT 3-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4,-triazole
AOEC Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
APR Air Purifying Respirators
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ATS American Thoracic Society
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BAPW Building Air Protection Workgroup
BDS Biological Detection Systems
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BRDPI Biomedical Research and Development Price Index
BRFSS Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
BSC Board of Scientific Counselors
CBR Chemical, Biological, or Radiological
CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPWR Center to Protect Workers’ Rights
CWP Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
DART Division of Applied Research and Technology
DBBS Division of Biological and Behavioral Sciences
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DPSE Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering
DRDS Division of Respiratory Disease Studies
DSHEFS Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies
DSR Division of Safety Research
EC Evaluation Committees
ECWHSP Enhanced Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program
EID Education and Information Division
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FC Framework Committee
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FDNY Fire Department of New York
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
HELD Health Effects Laboratory Division
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Aerosol
HETA HHE and Technical Assistance
HHE Health Hazard Evaluation
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
ILO International Labour Office
ILSI International Life Sciences Institute
IOM Institute of Medicine
ISO International Standards Organization
JEM Job-Exposure Matrix
MDI Methylenebis (phenylisocyancite)
MESA Mine Enforcement and Safety Administration
MINER Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRE Mining Research Establishment of the National Coal Board, London, England
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
NA National Academies
NACOSH National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCID National Center for Infectious Diseases
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHIS National Health Interview Survey
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NMAM NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods
NOHSM National Occupational Health Survey of Mining
NORA National Occupational Research Agenda
NORMS National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System
NPPTL National Personal Protective Technology Lab
NSCWP National Study of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis
NSSPM National Surveillance System of Pneumoconiosis Mortality
NTP National Toxicology Program
OHC Office of Health Communications
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORA Office of Regulatory Analysis
ORDS Occupational Respiratory Disease Surveillance
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAPR Powered Air Purifying Respirator
PART Program Assessment Rating Tool
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PHS Public Health Service
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PRL Pittsburgh Research Laboratory
R2P Research to Practice
RCF Refractory Ceramic Fibers
RDRP Respiratory Diseases Research Program
REL Recommended Exposure Limit
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SENSOR Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks
SPIROLA Spirometry Longitudinal Data Analysis
SRL Spokane Research Laboratory
TB Tuberculosis
TC Total Carbon
TDI Toluene Diisocyanate
TIL Total inward leakage
TNF-a Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
UMWA United Mine Workers of America
USPS United States Postal Service
UVGI Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation
VA Veterans’ Administration
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WHO World Health Organization
WoRLD Work-Related Lung Disease
WRA Work-Related Asthma
WTC World Trade Center