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Glossary of Abbreviations

ACOP
Approved Code Of Practice
AIAC
Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee
AIB
Asbestos Insulation Board
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALU
Asbestos Licensing Unit
ASL
Approved Supply List
ATEX
Explosive Atmospheres Directive
ATP
Adaptation to Technical Progress
AWE
Atomic Weapons Establishment
BNFL
British Nuclear Fuels Limited
BSE
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
CA
Competent Authority
CAD
Chemical Agents Directive
CBI
Confederation of British Industry
CD
Consultative Document
CDM
Construction Design and Management Regulations
CEN
Comite European de Normalisation
CHIP
Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations
CHSW
Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
COMAH
Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations
CONIAC
Construction Industry Advisory Committee
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
DD
Discussion Document
DETR
Department of Environment Transport and Regions
DfEE
Department for Education and Employment
DOH
Department of Health
DSD
Dangerous Substances Directive
DSER
Display Screen Equipment Regulations
DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
EA
Environment Agency
EC
European Community
EEC
European Economic Community
EECS
Electrical Equipment Certification Service
EMAS
Employment Medical Advisory Service
EU
European Union
FOD
Field Operations Directorate
FOI
Freedom of Information Act
FPSO
Floating Production Storage and Offtake installation operations
GB
Great Britain
HAL
Highly Active Liquid
HAV
Hand Arm Vibration
HELA
Health and Safety Executive / Local Authorities Enforcement Liaison Committee
HO
Home Office
HSAC
Health Services Advisory Committee
HSC
Health and Safety Commission
HSE
Health and Safety Executive
HSL
Health and Safety Laboratory
HSWA
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
IAC
Industry Advisory Committee
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
ILGRA
Interdepartmental Liaison Group on Risk Assessment
ILO
International Labour Organisation
IoD
Institute of Directors
IRRs
Ionising Radiations Regulations
IT
Information Technology
LA
Local Authority
LAA
Local Authority Associations
LBP
Lower Back Pain
MAFF
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
MOD
Ministry of Defence
MoU
Memorandum of Understanding
MVR
Motor Vehicle Repair
NAW
National Assembly for Wales
NFU
National Farmers Union
NHS
National Health Service
NII
Nuclear Installations Inspectorate
NRTCA
National Road Tanker Cleaners Association
NTO
National Training Organisation
NuSAC
Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee
NVQ
National Vocational Qualification
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGD's
Other Government Departments
OHAC
Occupational Health Advisory Committee
OIAC
Offshore Industry Advisory Committee
ORR
Office of the Rail Regulator
PIC
Prior Informed Consent
RHS
Revitalising Health and Safety
RIAC
Railway Industry Advisory Committee
RIDDOR
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995)
RNHs
Registered Nursing Homes
RoSpA
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
ROTS
Railways and Other Transport Systems (Approval of Works, Plant and Equipment Regulations) 1994
SAC
Subject Advisory Committee
SAD
Safety Awareness Day
SEPA
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SME
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
SPADs
Signals Passed at Danger
SRA
Strategic Rail Authority
TGWU
Transport and General Workers Union
TUC
Trades Union Congress
UK
United Kingdom
UKAEA
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
UN
United Nations
UWED
Use of Work Equipment Directive (EC)
WAH
Temporary Work at Heights Directive
WHO
World Health Organisation
WRMSD
Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
WRULD
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder
WWT
Working Well Together
Updated 2009-01-06