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Glossary of abbreviations

ACOP
Approved Code Of Practice
ACTS
Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances
BI
Business improvement
BIEB
Business Improvement and Efficiency Board
ATP
Adaptation to Technical Progress
CD
Consultative Document
CDM
Construction Design and Management Regulations
CI
Chemical Industries Division
COIN
Corporate Operational Information System
COMAH
Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations
CONIAC  
Construction Industry Advisory Committee
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
COTIF
Convention of International Transport by Rail
DEFRA
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DSEAR
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
DfT
Department for Transport
DWP
Department for Work and Pensions
EC
European Community
EPS
Enforcement Policy Statement
ESR
Existing Substance Regulation
EU
European Union
FOD
Field Operations Directorate
HAV
Hand Arm Vibration
HELA
Health and Safety Executive/Local Authorities Enforcement Liaison Committee
HID
Hazardous Installations Directorate
HSC
Health and Safety Commission
HSE
Health and Safety Executive
HSL
Health and Safety Laboratory
HSWA
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
IT
Information Technology
LA
Local authority
MAC
Manual Handling Risk Assessment Flow Chart Tool
NHS
National Health Service
NSD
Nuclear Safety Directorate
ODPM
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
OECD
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OEL
Occupational Exposure Limit
OSCR
Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 1992
OSD
Offshore Division
PFI
Private Finance Initiative
PIC
Prior Informed Consent
PSA
Public Service Agreement
REACH
Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Programme
RCS
Respirable crystalline silica
RHS
Revitalising Health and Safety
RI
Railways Inspectorate
RIA
Regulatory Impact Assessment
RIDDOR
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
S&I
Science and Innovation
SHAD
Safety and Health Awareness Day
SME
Small/medium enterprise
SPADs
Signals Passed at Danger
SRI
Rail Safety Risk Index
UK
United Kingdom
WAH
Work at Heights Directive
WRMSD
Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Updated 2009-01-06