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List of Acronyms/Abbreviations used in the Chemical Hygiene Program

ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ACH Air Changes Per Hour
AL Allowable Limit
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
BSC Biological Safety Cabinet
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHP Chemical Hygiene Program
DOT Department of Transportation
EH&S Environmental Health & Safety
GHS Globally Harmonized System
HCS Hazard Communication Standard
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters
HVAC Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
JHA Job Hazard Assessment
LC50 Lethal Concentration 50
LD50 Lethal Dose 50
LLE Laboratory for Laser Energetics
LSO Laboratory Safety Officer
MERT Medical Emergency Response Team
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
NTP National Toxicology Program
NYSDEC New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PEL Permissible Exposure
PI Principal Investigator
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPM Parts Per Million
RACE Rescue Alert Confine Evacuate
SDS Safety Data Sheet (formerly Material Safety Data Sheet)
SMH Strong Memorial Hospital
SOEM Strong Occupational and Environmental Medicine
STEL Short term Exposure Limit
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TWA Time Weighted Average
UCAR University Committee for Animal Resources
UCHO University Chemical Hygiene Officer
UHS University Health Service
UofR University of Rochester
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency

Contact EH&S at (585) 275-3241 or e-mail EH&S Questions.

This page last updated 7/25/2015. Disclaimer.