List Of Principal Abbreviations In Health and Safety

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List Of Principal Abbreviations In Health and Safety

Most abbreviations are defined within the text. Abbreviations are not always used if it is not appropriate within the particular context of the sentence. The most commonly used ones are as follows:

ACL – Approved carriage list

ACM – Asbestos -containing material

ACOP – Approved Code of Practice

ACPO – Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland

AIB – Asbestos Insulation Board

ALARP – As low as reasonably practicable

APAU – Accident Prevention Advisory Unit, now Operations Unit

ARCA – Asbestos Removal Contractors Association

BA – Breathing apparatus

BAT – Best available techniques

BRE – Building Research Establishment

BSI – British Standards Institution

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CAR – Control of Asbestos Regulations

CBI – Confederation of British Industry

CD – Consultative document

CDM – Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

CECA – The Civil Engineering Contractors Association

CEN – Comite European de Normalisation

CENELEC – Comite European de Normalisation Electrotechnique

CHIP – Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations

CIB – Chartered Institute of Building

CIRA – Construction Industry Research and Information Association

CLAW – Control of Lead at Work Regulations

CONIAC – Construction Industry Advisory Committee

COPFS – Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

CORGI – Council for Registered Gas Installers

COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

COSLA – Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

dB(A) – Decibel (A-weighted)

dB(C) – Decibel (C-weighted)

DSE – Display screen equipment

DSEAR – Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations

DWP – Department for Work and Pensions

E & W – England and Wales

EAV – Exposure action value

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EC – European Community

ELV – Exposure limit value

EMAS – Employment Medical Advisory Service

EPA – Environmental Protection Act 1990

EU – European Union

FSA – Financial Services Authority

FSB – Federation of Small Businesses

HAV – Hand-arm vibration

HGV – Heavy goods vehicle

HIE – Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HOPE – Healthcare, Occupational and Primary for Employees

HSAC – Health and Safety Advice Centre

HSCER – Health and Safety (Consultation with Employers) Regulations

HSE – Health and Safety Executive

HSL – Health and Safety Laboratory

HSW – Act Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

HWL – Healthy Working Lives

IAC – Industry Advisory Committee

ILO – International Labour Office

IOSH – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

LBRO – Local Better Regulation Office

LEAL – Lower exposure action level

LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

LPG – Liquefied petroleum gas

MCG – The Major Contractors Group

MEL – Maximum exposure limit

MHOR – Manual Handling Operations Regulations

MHSW – Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

MORR – Management of Occupational Road Risk

MoT – Ministry of Transport (still used for vehicle tests)

NAWR – Control of Noise at Work Regulations

NEBOSH – National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health

NVQ – National Vocational Qualification

OHSAS – Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series

OSH – Occupational Safety and Health

PF – Procurator Fiscal

PHASS – The Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland

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POOSH – Scotland Professional Organisations in Occupational Safety & Health

PPE – Personal protective equipment

PPM – Parts per million

PUWER – The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

RCD – Residual current device

REACH – Registration Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals

RES – Representative (s) of employee safety

RIDDOR – The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

RoSPA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

RPE – Respiratory protective equipment

RRFSO – Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order

RTA – Road traffic accident

SaHW – Safe and Healthy Working

SBSA – Scottish Building Standards Agency

ScotPHO – Scottish Public Health Observatory

SCVO – Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

SE – Scottish Executive

SEPA – Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SHAW – Scotland ’s Health at Work

SPL – Sound pressure level

STEL – Short-term exposure limit

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STUC – Scottish Trades Union Congress

SWL – Safe working load

SWP – Safe working pressure

TLV – Threshold limit value

TUC – Trades Union Congress

TWA – Time-weighted average

UEAL – Upper exposure action level

UK – United Kingdom

VAWR – Vibration at Work Regulations

WAHR – Work at Height Regulations

WBV – Whole body vibration

WEL – Workplace exposure limit

WHO – World Health Organization

WRULD – Work-related upper limb disorder

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