Safety Acronyms and Abbreviations

ANSI:  American National Standards Institute

ASTM:  American Society for Testing and Materials

CAS Number:  Chemical Abstracts Service (a number is assigned to identify materials)

CFR:  Code of Federal Regulations

DOT:  U.S. Department of Transportation

EPA:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FDA:  U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HMIG:  Hazardous Materials Identification Guide

IDLH:  Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health

MSDS:  Material Safety Data Sheet

NCI:  National Cancer Institute

NFPA:  National Fire Protection Association

NPCA: National Paint and Coatings Association

NTP:  National Toxicology Program

ORM:  Other Regulated Materials

OSHA:  U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PEL:  Permissible Exposure Limit

RCRA:  Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

TLV: Threshold Limit Value

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