Acronyms »

The following acronyms are used in the standards of practice and sample programs. If you find an acronym that is not defined, please let us know.

ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

BRC

Bureau of Radiation Control

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

DSHS

Texas Department of State Health Services

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

HVAC

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

IAQ

Indoor Air Quality

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

MSHA

Mine Safety and Health Administration

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

OEL

Occupational Exposure Limit

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PEL

Permissible Exposure Limit

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

REL

Recommended Exposure Limit

RPD

Respiratory Protection Devices

TAC

Texas Administrative Code

TCEQ

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

TLV

Threshold Limit Value