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AAIN

American Association of Industrial Nurses (AAOHN until 1977)

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AAOHN

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

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ABOHN

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses

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ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

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ACOEM

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

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AED

Automatic external defibrillator

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AFL

American Federation of Labor

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AIHA

American Industrial Hygiene Association

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ANA

American Nurses Association

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ANSI

American National Standards Institute

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APHA

American Public Health Association

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ASSE

American Society of Safety Engineers

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ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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BPR

Business process reengineering

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CAOHC

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation

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CARF

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

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CCM

Certified case manager

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CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CDL

Commercial driver's license

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CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

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CIO

Council of Industrial Organizations

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CISD

Critical incident stress debriefing

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CLIA

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

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CO

Carbon monoxide

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COBRA

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

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COHC

Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist

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COHN

Certified occupational health nurse

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COHN/CM

Certified occupational health nurse/case manager

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COHN-S

Certified occupational health nurse specialist

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COHN-S/CM

Certified occupational health nurse specialist/case manager

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COHN/SM

Certified occupational health nurse/safety manager

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COHN-S/SM

Certified occupational health nurse specialist/safety manager

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CPI

Consumer price index

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CPWR

Center to Protect Workers' Rights

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CQI

Continuous quality improvement

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CTD

Cumulative trauma disorder

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dB

Decibel

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dBA

A sound pressure measurement derived by using A-weighted scale that combines frequency with intensity

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D-C

Demand-control

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DFW

Drug Free Workplace Act

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DI

Disposable income

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DOE

Department of Energy

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DOT

Department of Transportation

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EAP

Employee assistance program

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EBD

Evidential breathing device

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EBRI

Employee Benefit Research Institute

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EBT

Evidential breath test

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EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

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ERC

Education and Research Center (funded by NIOSH)

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ERISA

Employment Retirement Income Security Act

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FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

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FFDCA

Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

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FHWA

Federal highway administration

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FIFRA

Federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act

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FLSA

Fair labor standards act

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FMCSA

Federal motor carrier safety administration

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FMEA

Failure mode and effect analysis

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FMLA

Family and medical leave act

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FRA

Federal railroad administration

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FTA

Federal transit administration

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FTE

Full time equivalent

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GAO

Government accounting office

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GATT

General agreement for trade and tariffs

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GIS

Geographic Information Systems

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GNP

Gross national product

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HazCom

Hazard communication

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HazMat

Hazardous materials

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HAZOP

Hazard and operability

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HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

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HCP

Hearing conservation program

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HCS

Hazard Communication Standard
29 CFR 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, 1928

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HCW

Healthcare worker

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HEDIS

Health Plan Employer Data Information Set

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HEPA

High efficiency particle air

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HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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HLPP

Hearing-loss prevention program

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HMO

Health maintenance organization

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HPD

Hearing protection device

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Hz

Hertz

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ICOH

International Commission on Occupational Health

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ILO

International Labour Organization

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IMS

Information management system

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INS

Informatics nurse specialist

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IPA

Independent practice association

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ISO

International Organization for Standardization

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JCAHO

Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organzations

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JSA

Job safety analysis

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LC50

Lethal concentration, 50%

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LD50

Lethal dose, 50%

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MCS

Multiple chemical sensitivity

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MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

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MRO

Medical review officer

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MSDS

Material safety data sheet

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NAFTA

North American Free Trade Act

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NAS

National Academy of Science

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NCEH

National Center for Environmental Health

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NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance

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NGO

Nongovernmental organization

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NHTSA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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NIDA

National Institute of Drug Abuse

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NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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NIHL

Noise-induced hearing loss

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NINR

National Institute for Nursing Research

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NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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NRC

National Research Council

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NRR

Noise reduction rating

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NSC

National Safety Council

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OHNAC

Occupational Health Nurse in Agricultural Communities

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OSH Act

Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970)

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OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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OSHRC

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

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OTC

Over-the-counter

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PCP

Primary care provider

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P-E

Person-environment

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PEL

Permissible exposure limits (OSHA exposure limits)

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POS

Point-of-service

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PPE

Personal protective equipment

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PPI

Producer Price Index

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ppm

Parts per million

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PPO

Preferred provider organization

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PT

Physical therapy

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RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

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REL

Recommended exposure level

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RFC

Residual functional capacity

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RSD

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

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RSPA

Research and Special Programs Administration

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RTW

Return to work

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SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (1986)

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SHE-O

Sentinel health event- occupational

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SIC

Standard industrial classification

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SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance

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STD

Sexually transmitted disease

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STEL

Short-term exposure levels

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STS

Standard threshold shift (also referred to ad significant threshold shift)

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TCM

Telephonic case management

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TLD

Thermal luminescent dosimeter

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TLV

Threshold limit value (ACGIH-recommended exposure limit)

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TPA

Third-party administrator

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TQM

Total quality management

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TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act

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TTS

Temporary threshold shift

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TWA

Time-weighted average

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USDOC

United States Department of Census

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USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

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USDHHS

United States Department of Health and Human Services

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USDL

United States Department of Labor

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USDL, BLS

United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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USPHS

United States Public Health Services

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UV

Ultraviolet

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VPP

Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA)

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WB

Women's Bureau (USDL)

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WBS

Work breakdown structure

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WHO

World Health Organization

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WMSD

Work related musculoskeletal disorder

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AACN

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

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