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Acronyms & Abbreviations

ACGIHAmerican Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AHERAAsbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APRAir-Purifying Respirator
ASTAbove-ground Storage Tank
ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLAComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CGICombustible-Gas Indicator
cm3Cubic Centimeter
CNSCentral Nervous System
COCarbon monoxide
CO2Carbon Dioxide
CPCChemical-Protective Clothing
CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRCContamination Reduction Corridor
CRZContamination Reduction Zone
DODU.S. Dept. of Defense
DOEU.S. Dept. of Energy
DOTU.S. Dept. of Transportation
EPAU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ERGEmergency Response Guidebook
Fl.P.Flash Point
FFFit Factor
HMISHazardous Materials Information System
HMTAHazardous Materials Transportation Act
HMTUSAHazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act
ICSIncident Command System
IDLHImmediately Dangerous to Life or Health
IMSIncident management System
LELLower Explosive Limit
LFLLower Flammable Limit
LUSTLeaking Underground Storage Tanks
m3Cubic meter
mg/KgMilligrams per kilogram
mg/m3Milligrams per cubic meter
MSDSMaterial Safety Data Sheet
MSHAMine Safety and Health Administration
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NIOSHNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPLNational Priority List
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
PAPRPowered Air-Purifying Respirator
PCBPolychlorinated biphenyl
PELPermissible Exposure Limit
PFProtection Factor
PNSPeripheral Nervous System
PPEPersonal Protective Equipment
ppmParts Per million
psiPounds Per Square Inch
PVCPolyvinyl Chloride
RDRelative Gas Density
RCRAResource Conservation and Recovery Act
RELRecommended Exposure Limit
RPERespiratory Protective Equipment
SARSupplied-air Respirator
SARASuperfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SARA Title IIISection of SARA requiring public disclosure of chemical information and development of emergency response plans
SCBASelf-Contained breathing Apparatus
SDSSafety Data Sheets
SGSpecific Gravity
SO2Sulfur Dioxide
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
TLVThreshold Limit value
TLV-CThreshold Limit value—Ceiling
TLV-STELThreshold Limit value—Short-Term Exposure Limit
TSDFTreatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility
TWATime-weighted Average
UELUpper Explosive Limit
UFLUpper Flammable Limit
USCGU.S. Coast Guard
USTUnderground Storage Tank
VOCVolatile Organic Compound
VPVapor Pressure


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