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Acronyms & Abbreviations


ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APR Air-Purifying Respirator
AST Above-ground Storage Tank
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGI Combustible-Gas Indicator
cm3 Cubic Centimeter
CNS Central Nervous System
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CPC Chemical-Protective Clothing
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRC Contamination Reduction Corridor
CRZ Contamination Reduction Zone
dB Decibels
DOD U.S. Dept. of Defense
DOE U.S. Dept. of Energy
DOT U.S. Dept. of Transportation
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ERG Emergency Response Guidebook
Fl.P. Flash Point
FF Fit Factor
ft Foot
g Gram
g-mole Gram-mole
HMIS Hazardous Materials Information System
HMTA Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
HMTUSA Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act
hr Hour
ICS Incident Command System
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
IMS Incident management System
l Liter
lb Pound
LEL Lower Explosive Limit
LFL Lower Flammable Limit
LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
m3 Cubic meter
mg Milligram
mg/Kg Milligrams per kilogram
mg/m3 Milligrams per cubic meter
ml Milliliter
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPL National Priority List
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAPR Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyl
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PF Protection Factor
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
ppm Parts Per million
psi Pounds Per Square Inch
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
RD Relative Gas Density
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REL Recommended Exposure Limit
RPE Respiratory Protective Equipment
SAR Supplied-air Respirator
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SARA Title III Section of SARA requiring public disclosure of chemical information and development of emergency response plans
SCBA Self-Contained breathing Apparatus
SDS Safety Data Sheets
SG Specific Gravity
SO2 Sulfur Dioxide
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
TLV Threshold Limit value
TLV-C Threshold Limit value—Ceiling
TLV-STEL Threshold Limit value—Short-Term Exposure Limit
TSDF Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility
TWA Time-weighted Average
UEL Upper Explosive Limit
UFL Upper Flammable Limit
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
UST Underground Storage Tank
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
VP Vapor Pressure