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Acronym Finder

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Acronym Finder

Commonly Used Acronyms in this Evidence Package

AAA....................................... American Academy of Audiology

ABLES................................... Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program

ACGIH................................... American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ACI........................................ Allied Construction Industries

ADS....................................... Associate Director for Science

AGES..................................... Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility Study

AHAAH................................. Auditory Hazard Assessment Algorithm for Humans

AIHA...................................... American Industrial Hygiene Association

ANPR..................................... Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

ANSI...................................... American National Standards Institute

AOEM.................................... Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

ARC....................................... Agricultural Research Centers

ASSE...................................... American Society of Safety Engineers

ATC....................................... Acoustic Test Chamber

BCOA.................................... Bituminous Coal Operators’ Association

BSC........................................ Board of Scientific Counselors

CAL/OSHA............................ California Division of Occupational Safety and Health

CAOHC................................. Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation

CDC....................................... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CRADA.................................. Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

CWPR.................................... Center to Protect Workers’ Rights

DART..................................... Division of Applied Research and Technology

dB(A)..................................... Decibels (A-weighted)

DHHS..................................... Department of Health and Human Services

DOD....................................... Department of Defense

DOE....................................... Department of Energy

DOI........................................ Department of Interior

DOL....................................... Department of Labor

DOT....................................... Department of Transportation

DSHEFS................................. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies

EC.......................................... Evaluation Committee

EID......................................... Education and Information Division

EPA........................................ Environmental Protection Agency

ERC........................................ Education and Research Center

FAA....................................... Federal Aviation Administration

Fednet..................................... Federal Interagency Young Workers Network

FTE........................................ Full Time Equivalent

GPRA..................................... Government Performance and Results Act

HHE....................................... Health Hazard Evaluation

HLP........................................ Hearing Loss Prevention

HLPP...................................... Hearing Loss Prevention Program

HLPU..................................... Hearing Loss Prevention Unit

HLR........................................ Hearing Loss Research

HPD....................................... Hearing Protection Device

HSRB..................................... Human Subjects Review Board

Hz........................................... Hertz

ICOH..................................... International Commission on Occupational Health

INCE...................................... Institute of Noise Control Engineering

IOM....................................... Institute of Medicine

ISO......................................... International Standards Organization

JAA........................................ James Anderson Associates

KEMAR................................. Knowles Electronic Manikin for Acoustic Research

Leq........................................... Equivalent Sound Level

LHSFNA................................ Laborers’ International Health and Safety Fund of North America

MOU...................................... Memorandum of Understanding

MSHA.................................... Mining Safety and Health Administration

NA......................................... National Academies

NASA.................................... National Aeronautical and Space Administration

NCHS ................................... National Center for Health Statistics

NEWS.................................... National Exposure at Work Survey

NGWA................................... National Ground Water Association

NHANES............................... National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHCA.................................... National Hearing Conservation Association

NIDCD .................................. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders

NIH......................................... National Institutes of Health

NIHL...................................... Noise Induced Hearing Loss

NIOSH................................... National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NIPTS.................................... Noise Induced Permanent Threshold Shift

NMA...................................... National Mining Association

NOEDB.................................. National Occupational Exposure Database

NORA.................................... National Occupational Research Agenda

NRR....................................... Noise Reduction Rating

NVLAP.................................. National Voluntary Accreditation Program

OD......................................... Office of the Director

OEP........................................ Office of Extramural Programs

OHC....................................... Office of Health Communication

OMB...................................... Office of Management and Budget

ORTT..................................... Office of Research and Technology Transfer

OSH....................................... Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA.................................... Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PAHO.................................... Pan American Health Organization

PART..................................... Program Assessment Ratings Tool

PEL........................................ Permissible Exposure Level

PRL........................................ Pittsburgh Research Laboratory

r2p.......................................... Research to Practice

REAT..................................... Real Ear Attenuation at Threshold

REL........................................ Recommended Exposure Level

ROS....................................... Reactive Oxygen Species

SENSOR................................ Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk

SME....................................... Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

SMOHIT................................ Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust

SPL........................................ Sound Pressure Level

STS........................................ Standard Threshold Shift

TWA...................................... Time Weighted Average

UAW...................................... International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

UBC....................................... United Brotherhood of Carpenters

UMWA.................................. United Mine Workers of America

WHO...................................... World Health Organization

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