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Commonly Used Acronyms

Because our site contains a wide range of information, we have developed this list of acronyms. It is meant to serve as an easy-access reference point to help you find the meaning of the various acronyms used on our Web site.

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ABRWH       Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health

AEC       Atomic Energy Commission

ALCOA       Aluminum Company of America

ANLE or ANL-E       Argonne National Laboratory - East

ANLW or ANL-W       Argonne National Laboratory - West

AR       Analysis Record

ATLC       Atomic Trades and Labor Council

AWE       Atomic Weapons Employer

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B

BE       Beryllium

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C

CANEL       Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory

CATI       Computer Assisted Telephone Interview

CDC       Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHP       Certified Health Physicist

CFR       Code of Federal Regulations

CIRRPC       Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination

CLL       Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

COB       Conflict or Bias

CPWR       Center to Protect Workers' Rights

CV       Curriculum Vitae

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D

DCAS       Division of Compensation Analysis and Support--formerly known as the Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS)

DFO       Designated Federal Official

DHHS       Department of Health and Human Services

DM&A       Dade Moeller " Associates

DOB       Date of Birth

DOD       Date of Death

DOE       Department of Energy

DOJ       Department of Justice

DOL       Department of Labor

DR       Dose Reconstruction

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E

EEOICPA       Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

EG&G       Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier, Inc.

ES&H       Environment, Safety & Health

ETEC       Energy Technology Engineering Center, now known as Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

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F

FAB       Final Adjudication Branch

FACA       Federal Advisory Committee Act

FAQs       Frequently Asked Questions

FMPC       Feed Materials Production Center, formally known as Fernald

FOIA       Freedom of Information Act

FR       Federal Register

FRN       Federal Register Notice

FUSRAP       Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

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G

GAO       Government Accountability Office

GE       General Electric

GSI       General Steel Industries

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H

HHS       Health and Human Services

HP       Health Physicist

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I

IAM&W       International Association of Machinists

IBEW       International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

ICD-9       International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th Revision

ICWU       International Chemical Workers Union

IGUA       International Guards Union of America

IMBA       Integrated Modules for Bioassay Analysis

INEEL       Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

INL       Idaho National Laboratory

IOP       Idaho Ordnance Plant

IREP       Interactive RadioEpidemiological Program

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K

K-25       Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant

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L

LANL       Los Alamos National Laboratory

LBNL       Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LLNL       Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LOOW       Lake Ontario Ordnance Works

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MIT       Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MOA       Memorandum of Agreement

MOU       Memorandum of Understanding

MPC       Maximum Permissible Concentrations

MS       Mail stop

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N

NARA       National Archives and Records Administration

NCI       National Cancer Institute

NIOSH       National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NRC       U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NTS       Nevada Test Site

NUMEC       Nuclear Materials and Equipment

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OCAS       Office of Compensation Analysis and Support--now known as the Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS)

OD       Office of the Director

OPEIU       Office and Professional Employees International Union

ORAU       Oak Ridge Associated Universities

ORISE       Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education

ORNL       Oak Ridge National Laboratory; also known as X-10

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P

PC/POC       Probability of Causation

PDF       Portable Document Format

PEP       Program Evaluation Plan

PER       Program Evaluation Report

PHA       Public Health Advisor (currently known as Program Specialists)

PNNL       Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

POA       Power of Attorney

POC/PC       Probability of Causation

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R

RECA       Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

REFs       Radiation Effectiveness Factors

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SC&A       Sanford Cohen & Associates:

SEC       Special Exposure Cohort

SEIU       Service Employees International Union

SLAPS       St. Louis Airport Storage Site

SPFA       Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America

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T

TBD       Technical Basis Document

The Act       Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

TIB       Technical Information Bulletin

TSE       Time Since Exposure

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U

UAW       United Auto Workers

UPTE       University Professional & Technical Employees

USPHS       U.S. Public Health Service

USWA/USW       United Steelworkers of America

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VA       Veterans Affairs

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WLM       Working Level Month

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X

X-10       Oak Ridge National Laboratory; also known as ORNL

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Y

Y-12       Y-12 National Security Complex

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Page last updated: April 18, 2007
Page last reviewed: August 9, 2013
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support