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A-Z of Safety Acronyms

Here's a list of acronyms that we've created that we find are commonly used within Health and Safety:

ACM Asbestos-containing Material
ACOP Approved Code Of Practice
ADI Acceptable Daily Intake
AFAIRP As Far As Is Reasonably Practicable
AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
AIB Asbestos Insulation Board
ALARA As Low As Reasonably Achievable
ALARP As Low As Reasonably Practicable
ALI Annual Limit Of Intake
APELL Awareness And Preparedness For Emergencies At Local Level
ASLIC Asbestos (licensing) Regulations
BA Breathing Apparatus
BEI Biological Exposure Indices
BEL Biological Exposure Limits
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion
BPM Best Practicable Means 
BSO Basic Safety Objective
BSS Basic Safety Standards Directive
CA(BA) Compressed Air (breathing Apparatus)
CAWR Control Of Asbestos At Work Regulations
CBP Construction Best Practice
CDM Construction Design and Management
CET Corrected Effective Temperature
CHANs Chemical Hazard Alert Notices
CHAS Contractors Health And Safety Assessment Scheme
CHIP Chemical (hazard Information And Packaging) Regulations
CHSW Construction (health Safety And Welfare) Regulations
CIMAH Control Of Industrial Major Accident Hazards Regulations
CLAW Control Of Lead At Work Regulations 1980
CO Carbon Monoxide
COMAH Control Of Major Accident Hazards
COP Code Of Practice
COSHH Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations
CPC Chemical Protective Clothing
CPL Classification, Packaging And Labelling Of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRMP Corporate Risk Management Plan
CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme
dB Decibels
dB(A) Decibels On The A Weighted Scale
DBA Design Basis Accident
DFM Dust, Fume And Mist
DH Duty Holder
DO Dangerous Occurrence
DSAC Design Safety Analysis And Control
DSC Design Safety Case
DSEAR Dangerous Substances And Explosives Atmospheres Regulations
DSHA Regs Dangerous Substances In Harbours And Harbour Areas Regulations
EAE Evidence Analysis And Evaluation
ECL Exposure Control Limit
EECS Electrical Equipment Certification Service
EEL Emergency Exposure Limit
EER Emergency Evacuation And Rescue
EERA Evacuation, Escape And Rescue Assessment
EHSR Essential Health And Safety Requirement
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ELCI Employers' Liability Compulsory Insurance
EPA Environmental Protection Act
EPS Enforcement Policy Statement
ERL Emergency Reference Level
FC(SP)R Fire Certificate (special Premises) Regulations 1976
Fit3 Fit For Work, Fit For Life, Fit For Tomorrow
FLP Flameproof
FOPS Falling Object Protective Structure(s)
FP(W)R Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1997
FPA71 Fire Precautions Act 1971
GFP General Fire Precautions
GHGB Good Health Is Good Business
GMAW Gas Metal Arc Welding
GN:CS Guidance Note : Chemical Safety
GN:EH Guidance Note : Environmental Health
GN:GS Guidance Note : General Series
GN:MS Guidance Note : Medical Series
GN:PM Guidance Note : Plant And Machinery
HASAC Health And Safety Advice Centre
HASAWA Health And Safety At Work Act 1974
HAV Hand-arm Vibration
HAZAN Hazard Analysis Numerical Methods
HAZCOM Hazards Communication Standard
HAZOP Hazard And Operability Study
HFL Highly Flammable Liquid
HI Hazardous Installation
HIA Health Impact Assessment
HPD Hearing Protection Devices
HPM Hazardous Production Materials
HRR Health Risk Review
HSCER Health And Safety (consultation With Employers) Regulations
HSE Health And Safety Executive
HSG Health And Safety Guidance Booklet
HSW Act Health And Safety At Work Act 1974
HT Hazard Type
HVAC Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning
HWE Healthy Worker Effect
HzSC Hazardous Substances Consent
IDLH Immediately Dangerous To Life Or Health
IP Injured Person
IPC Integrated Pollution Control
IRLR Industrial Relations Law Report
IS Intrinsic Safety
IS Intrinsically Safe
IT Industrial Tribunal
IT Information Technology
LOLER Lifting Operations And Lifting Equipment Regulations
LTA Lost Time Accident
LTI Lost Time Incident
LTSRs Long Term Safety Reviews
MAPP Major Accident Prevention Policy
MCG Major Contractors Group
MEWP Mobile Elevating Work Platform
MH Major Hazards
MHIDAS Major Hazards Incident Data Service. Database Available On Oshrom
MHLWP Major Hazards Legislation Working Party
MHSP Major Hazards Strategic Programme
MHSWR Management Of Health And Safety At Work Regulations
MI Mandatory Investigation
MIIB Major Incident Investigation Board
MR Mandatory Reporting
MSD Musculoskeletal Disorder
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet(s)
NADOR Notification Of Accidents And Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
NIHL Noise Induced Hearing Loss
PCAW Public Concern At Work
PCSR Pre-construction Safety Report
PFEER Prevention Of Fire Explosion And Emergency Response Regulations
PFP Process Fire Precautions
PHSA Planning (hazardous Substances) Act 1990
PII Professional Indemnity Insurance
PN Prohibition Notice
POOSH Professional Organisations In Occupational Health And Safety
POPMAR Policy, Organising, Planning And Implementing, Measuring, Auditing And Reviewing
PoW Plan Of Work
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PRA Probabilistic Risk Analysis
PRA Probabilistic Risk Assessment
PSAR Preliminary Safety Analysis Report
PSI Principal Specialist Inspector
PTW Permit To Work
PUWER Provision And Use Of Work Equipment Regulations
PWP Personal Work Plan
QC Quality Control
QMS Quality Management Systems
REGS Regulations
REL Recommended Exposure Limit
RIDDOR Reporting Of Injuries, Diseases And Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RISKAT Risk Assessment Tool
RoR Review Of Regulation
RPE Respiratory Protective Equipment
RSI Repetitive Strain Injury
RSP Relevant Statutory Provision
SACA Systemic Accident Cause Analysis
SC Safety Case
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCHAM Safety Case Handling And Assessment Manual
SCMST Safety Case Management Support Team
SCR Safety Case Regulations
SCS Safety Case (it) Systems
SFAIRP So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable
SHAD Safety Health And Awareness Day
SIB Safety Information Bulletin (dh)
SIP Site Inspection Programme
SIR Specialist Inspection Report
SMART Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic And Timebound
SMDP Senior Management Development Programme
SME Small And Medium-sized Enterprises
SMS Safety Management System
SOPs Standard Operating Procedures
SRI Safety Related Instrumentation
SRO Statutory Regulation Order
SWL Safe Working Load
T Toxic
VWF Vibration White Finger
WEC Work Of Engineering Construction
WEG Working Exposure Guidelines
XI Irritant

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