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Safety Checklist Program for Schools

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

Abbreviation or acronym Meaning
AC alternating current
ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AFFF aqueous film forming agent
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
AASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
aw water activity
BOCA Building Officials and Code Administrators
CAS Chemical Abstract Service
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGA Compressed Gas Association
dB decibels
DC direct current
DOL Department of Labor
DOT Department of Transportation
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
F Fahrenheit
FDA Food and Drug Administration
GHz gigahertz
HAPS hazardous air pollutants
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCFC hydrochlorofluorocarbons
HEPA high-efficiency particulate air filter
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HVAC heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
IDLH immediately dangerous to life or health
kV kilovolts
MHz megahertz
MSDS material safety data sheet
MVAC motor vehicle air conditioner
NEMA National Electric Manufacturers Association
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIH National Institutes of Health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PEL permissible exposure limit
PPE personal protective equipment
psi pounds per square inch
psia pounds per square inch absolute
psig pounds per square inch gauge
RACT reasonable available control technology
RF radiofrequency
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SCBA self-contained breathing apparatus
SWD switching duty
TCLP toxicity characteristic leaching procedure
TLV threshold limit value
TSD treatment, storage, and disposal
TWA time-weighted average
USC United States Code
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compounds
V voltage