Acronyms

AHD
Activity Hazard Document (An EH&S authorization used to document the hazards, safety procedures and training associated with a project or activity.)
ALARA
As Low As Reasonably Achievable (Typically in reference to exposure to hazardous materials or hazards such as radiation.)
BBAP
Behavior-Based Accident Prevention Program
CATS
Corrective Action Tracking System (LBNL system to track safety findings and their resolution.)
CHSP
Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan
CMS
Chemical Management System (On-line database of chemicals maintained by all chemical owners.)
CRADA
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements
DART
Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred Rate (Accident statistics typically reported as "cases per 200,000 hours worked". See also TRC.)
DSC
Division Safety Coordinator
EETD
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
EH&S
Environment, Health, and Safety (Department or Division)
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
ES&H
Environment, Safety, and Health (Program)
ETA
Energy Technologies Area
FTP
Field Task Proposal
GLA
Generally Licensed Authorization (This is less stringent than an SSA, and is typically for sealed sources that are embedded within an apparatus.)
HEAR
Hazards, Equipment, Authorizations & Review Database (Division scope of work and inventory of hazards, equipment, and authorizations.)
HEPA
High Efficiency Particulate Air [filter]
HR
Human Resources
HWHF
Hazardous Waste Handling Facility
IFA
Integrated Functional Appraisal (Triennial technical safety reviews of each Division by the EH&S Division.)
IH
Industrial Hygiene (At LBNL, typically refers to the Industrial Hygiene group of the EH&S Division.)
IHA
Integrated Hazard Appraisal (Superseded by the HEAR database.)
ISM
Integrated Safety Management
JHQ
Job Hazard Questionnaire
L/M
Line Management
LDRD
Laboratory Directed Research and Development
LSO
Laser Safety Officer
MAWP
Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
MESH
Management Environment, Safety and Health [review] (Triennial management ES&H reviews of each Division by the SRC.)
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding (Agreement between UCB and LBNL for environment, safety and health policies and procedures applicable to the two facilities.)
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
MWSSA
Mixed Waste Satellite Accumulation Area (For combination hazardous and radioactive waste. See also SAA and RWCA.)
NCAR
Nonconformance and Corrective Action Report (Commonly used for serious violations of SAA and waste handling guidelines.)
NEPA/CEQA
National Environmental Policy Act/California Environmental Quality Act
NESHAP
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (EH&S Authorization.)
NFPA
National Fire Protection Association
OA
Operational Awareness (The program to keep DOE familiar with our operations and reduce the burden of redundant EH&S audits from DOE by involving the DOE representative in lab walkthroughs, meetings, document reviews, etc.)
OAP
Operating and Assurance Plan
OCA
Office of Contract Assurance (Provides oversight of LBNL's management systems and operating processes, including ES&H.)
OJT
On-the-Job Training
ORPS
Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (DOE program to track and analyze occurrences that have significant EH&S impacts.)
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSRA
Office of Sponsored Research Activities (Work for others.)
P2R
Performance/Progress Review
PCB
Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PEL
Permissible Exposure Limit
PI
Principal Investigator
PSR
Project Safety Review (Submitted by PI's for proposed projects and annually for continuing projects.)
QA
Quality Assurance (Typically in reference to spot checks of chemical waste to make sure it matches the waste generator's description on his waste pickup requisition.)
RMA
Radiological Material Area (An area or structure where radioactive material is used, handled, or stored.)
RPG
Radiation Protection Group (Part of EH&S.)
RSA
Radiological Storage Area
RWA
Radiation Work Authorization (Issued for long-term projects involving radiological hazards.)
RWCA
Radiation Waste Collection Area (See also SSA and MWSAA.)
RWP
Radiological Work Permit (Issued for non-research, short-term projects involving radiological hazards.)
SA
Self-Assessment (Composed of: 1) annual Division SA, 2) triennial IFA, 3) triennial MESH Review, and 4) institution wide Appendix F. SA conducted by the Office of Assessment & Assurance.)
SAA
Satellite Accumulation Area (For non-radioactive hazardous waste. See also RWCA and MWSSA.)
SAAR
Supervisor Accident Analysis Report (Completed by supervisor of an injured employee.)
SAD
Safety Analysis Document (Safety authorization.)
SRC
Safety Review Committee (Lab-wide committee that reports to the Lab Director and has members from each division.)
SSA
Sealed Source Authorization (Required if sealed radioactive sources are stored or used.)
SSP
Specific Safety Procedure
STEL
Short Term Exposure Limit
TLV
Threshold Limit Value
TRC
Total Reportable Case rate (Accident statistics typically reported as "cases per 200,000 hours worked". See also LWC.)
UCOP
University of California Office of the President
WAA
Waste Accumulation Areas (A waste accumulation area for a large area, such as a building.)
WOW
Workers Observing Workers (Program to reduce accidents and injuries through applying the principles of behavior observation and positive feedback.)
WRC
Work Request Center (x6274)
WSS
Work Smart Standards