Friday, January 27, 2006

Safety Abbreviations & Terms

We have compilied a list of abbreviations and safety terms used in the industry.

ABC - Airways, Breathing, Circulation
ACE - Association of Canadian Ergonomists
APR - Air Purifying Respirator
ASA - American Standards Association
ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
BBB - Better Business Bureau
BBS - Behaviour Based Safety
BCRSP - Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
BEI - Biological Exposure Index
BP - Boiling Point
BSC - Bachelor of Science
CAS - Chemical Abstracts Service
CCOHS - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
CDC - Centres of Disease Control
CEPA - Canada Environmental Protection Act
CEPA - Canadian Environmental Protection Agency
CHFP - Certified Human Factors Professional
CHRP - Certified Human Resources Professional
CIH - Certified Industrial Hygienists
CMA - Canadian Medical Association
CMC - Certified Management Consultant
CO - Carbon Monoxide
CPE - Certified Professional Ergonomist
CPR - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRBOH - Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists
CRSP -Canadian Registered Safety Professional
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
CSAO - Construction Safety Association of Ontario
CSSE - Canadian Society Safety Engineers
CTD - Cumulative Trauma Disorder
DB - Decibel
DFM - Dust, Fumes, and Mists (Found on Respirator Cartridges)
DIH - Diploma in Industrial Hygiene
DOHS - Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
EAP - Employee Assistance Program
EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety
EPA - Environmental Protection Act
ERP - Emergency Response Plan
ESAO - Education Safety Association of Ontario
ESL - English as a Second Language
EUSA - Electrical & Utilities Safety Association
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
H&S - Health & Safety
HAZMAT - Hazardous Materials
HCHSA - Health Care Health & Safety Association
HR - Human Resources
HRDC - Human Resource Development Canada
HRPAO - Human Resource Professional Association of Ontario
HSA - Health & Safety Association
IAPA - Industrial Accident Prevention Association
IAQ - Indoor Air Quality
IDLH - Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (found on MSDS)
IRS - Internal Responsibility System
IS - Information Systems
ISO - International Standards Organization
IWH - Institute for Work & Health
JHSC - Joint Health & Safety Committee
JHA - Job Hazard Analysis
LC50 - Lethal Concentration
LD 50 - Lethal Dose
LEL - Lower Exposure Limit (found on MSDS)
LOTO - Lock Out Tag Out
LTD - Long Term Disability
LTI - Loss Time Injury
MASHA - Mines & Aggregates Safety & Health Association
MIPP - Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program
MOH - Ministry of Health
MOL - Ministry of Labour
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
MSI - Musculo-Skeletal Injury
MTO - Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
NAOSH - North American Occupational Health & Safety Week
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NIH - National Institute of Health
NIHL - Noise Induced Hearing Loss
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NLTI No Lost-Time Injury
NRR - Noise Reduction Rating (found on Hearing Protection)
OBC - Ontario Building Code
OEA - Office of the Employer Adviser
OFC - Ontario Fire Code
OFSWA - Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association
OHAO - Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario
OHCOW - Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
OHRN - Occupational Health Registered Nurse
OHS - Occupational Health & Safety
OHSA - Occupational Health & Safety Act
OSHA - Occupational Health & Safety Administration
OSSA - Ontario Service Safety Alliance
OT - Occupational Therapist
TODG - Transportation Of Dangerous Goods
WHH - Workplace Health Hazard
WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.

Saturday, January 21, 2006



The BRight Safety Team is very pleased to introduce our new safety forum. Where we will give you the opportunity to post general questions, suggestions and comments related to the safety industry. We will also use this forum to keep you up to date with the latest industry regulations and any new courses that become available. We hope over time this forum will become a valuable asset to our clients.