Like most industry sectors Health & Safety has a language all of it's own - here's some help! ACAS Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service ACOP Approved Code of Practice ADI Acceptable Daily Intake AFFF Aqueous Film Forming Foam AIB Asbestos Insulation Board ALARA As low as reasonably achievable ALARP As low as reasonably practicable ALIBI Assessment of LPG Installations for Bleve Incidents ANSI American National Standards Institute AOPD Active Optoelectronic Protective Device (i.e. light barrier) APF Assigned protection factor ATEX Atmosphere Explosive (used in the context of European Directives, 94/9/EC and 1999/92/EC) AWS Automatic warning system BA Breathing apparatus BA Biological agent BAT Best available techniques BCF Bromochlorodifluoromethane (fire extinguisher medium - now withdrawn) BLEVE Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (LPG) BMGA  British Machine Guarding Authority BPEO  Best Practicable Environmental Option BPM Best Practicable Means BS British Standard BSI British Standards Institution BTM Bromotrifluoromethane CAR Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 CAWR        Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 CCF Common Cause Failure CDM Construction, Design Management Regulations 2007 CEN Comite Europeen de Normalisation CENCER  CEN's certification body CENELEC Comite Europeen de Normalisation Electrotechnique CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CHIP Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations CHP  Combined Heat and Power CIMAH Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards Regulations CO  Carbon Monoxide COMAH  Control of Major Accident Hazards COPA Control of Pollution Act COPD  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease CORGI Confederation for the Registration of Gas Installers CORU  Cabinet Office Deregulation Unit COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities CPC  Chemical Protective Clothing CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPS  Crown Prosecution Service CTD Cumulative Trauma Disorder CTS            Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CV  Calorific Value CVD  Cardiovascular Disease CVS  Chronic Villus Sampling CWCS  Control of Work in Confined Spaces CWR Continuous Welded Rail dB               Decibels (measurement of noise) DC Diagnostic Coverage (See BS EN 13849) DDA Disability Discrimination Act DEFRA Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DESA Defence Explosives Safety Authority DETR Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions DIN Deutsches Institut fur Normung (German Standards Institute)
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