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Safety-related Acronyms

ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
ARS Agricultural Research Service (of USDA)
CAA Clean Air Act (1990) EPA
CEPS Cluster Environmental Protection Specialist
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHP Chemical Hygiene Plan
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
HRD Human Resource Division
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
LAO Location Administrative Officer
 LC  Location Coordinatror
 LEO  Location Environmental Officer
LRPO Location Radiation Protection Officer
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSHA Mine Safety Health Administration (approves respirator cartridges)
MWA Midwest Area (of USDA ARS)
NIOSH the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
OMSP Occupational Medical Surveillance Program
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit (defined in 29CFR1910.1000 subpart Z)
PPA Performance Partnership Agreement
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (hazardous waste management)
REE Research, Education, and Economics (agencies of USDA)
SARA Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (1986)
SHEM Safety, Health, and Environmental Management
SHEP Safety, Health, and Environmental Program
STEL Short Term Exposure Limit (chemical exposure)
TLV Threshold Limit Value (chemical exposure from ACGIH)
USC United States Code
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
UW University of Wisconsin
WPS Worker Protection Standard (pesticide safety)
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Last Modified: 3/12/2010
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