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Glossary of abbreviations

ACOP
Approved Code Of Practice
ATP
Adaptation to Technical Progress
CAD
Chemical Agents Directive
CD
Consultative Document
CDM
Construction Design and Management Regulations
COMAH
Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
COTIF
Convention of International Transport by Rail
DD
Discussion Document
DEFRA
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DfES
Department for Education and Skills
DH
Department of Health
DSEAR
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
DfT
Department for Transport
DWP
Department for Works and Pension
E-COSH
Electronic guide to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
EA
Environment Agency
EC
European Community
EU
European Union
FOD
Field Operations Directorate
HAV
Hand Arm Vibration
HELA
Health and Safety Executive / Local Authorities Enforcement Liaison Committee
HSC
Health and Safety Commission
HSE
Health and Safety Executive
HSL
Health and Safety Laboratory
HSW
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
MSD
Musculoskeletal Disorder
NHS
National Health Service
NSD
Nuclear Safety Directorate
OECD
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OEL
Occupational Exposure Limit
PIC
Prior Informed Consent
PSA
Public Service Agreement
REACH
Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Programme
RHS
Revitalising Health and Safety
RIDDOR
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
S&I
Science and Innovation
SH2
Securing Health Together
SME
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
SPADs
Signals Passed at Danger
TU
Trade Union
TUC
Trades Union Congress
UK
United Kingdom
UN
United Nations
WAH
Temporary Work at Heights Directive
WHO
World Health Organisation
WRMSD
Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
WRULD
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder
Updated 2009-01-06