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.

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