Glossary

ACGIH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ADR: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (International Regulation)

AES: Alkaline Earth Silicate

ASW: Alumino Silicate Glass Wool

CAA: Clean Air Act

CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service

CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

CMS: Calcium Magnesium Silicate

DSL: Domestic Substances List (Canada)

ECHA: European Chemicals Agency

ECFIA: Representing the European High Temperature Wool Industry

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

EU: European Union

f/cc: Fibers per cubic centimeter

f/ml: Fibers per milliliter

GHS: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

HEPA: High Efficiency Particulate Air

HMIS: Hazardous Materials Identification System

HTIW: High Temperature Insulation Wools

IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer

IATA: International Air Transport Association

IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

mg/m³: Milligrams per cubic meter of air

MMVF: Man-made Vitreous Fiber

mmpcf: Million particles per cubic meter

MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet

NFPA: National Fire Protection Association

NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NTP: National Toxicology Program

OEL: Occupational Exposure Limit

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR 1910.134 & 1926.103: OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards

29 CFR 1910.1200 & 1926.59: OSHA Hazard Communication Standards

PCW: Polycrystalline Wool

PEL: Permissible Exposure Limit (OSHA)

PIN: Product Identification Number

PNOC: Particulates Not Otherwise Classified

PNOR: Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated

PSP: Product Stewardship Program

RCF: Refractory Ceramic Fiber

RCFC: Refractory Ceramic Fibers Coalition (Prior name of HTIW Coalition)

RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

REACH: Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (EC Regulation)

REG: Recommended Exposure Guideline (HTIW Coalition)

REL: Recommended Exposure Limit (NIOSH)

RID: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (International Regulations)

SARA: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SARA Title III: Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

SARA Section 302: Extremely Hazardous Substances

SARA Section 304: Emergency Releases

SARA Section 311: SDS/List of Chemicals/Hazardous Chemical Inventory

SARA Section 312: Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory

SARA Section 313: Toxic Chemicals and Release Reporting

SDS: Safety Data Sheet

STEL: Short Term Exposure Limit

SVF: Synthetic Vitreous Fiber

TDG: Transportation of Dangerous Goods

TLV: Threshold Limit Value (ACGIH)

TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act

TWA: Time Weighted Average

WHMIS: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (Canada)

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