OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACRONYMS

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1 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACRONYMS The following is a list of acronyms commonly used in Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Division materials. Note that the meanings given below are common meanings. However, in specific circumstances, an acronym may have a different meaning than the one listed. ABIH AC ACGIH AIHA ANSI APENS ASTM AWCBC BEI BS BSI American Board of Industrial Hygiene Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists American Industrial Hygiene Association American National Standards Institute Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia American Society for Testing and Materials Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada Biological exposure index British standard British Standards Institute CAALL-OSH Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Legislation - Occupational Safety and Health Sub-Committee Canmet CANS CBC CCOHS CEC CFIB Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology Construction Association of Nova Scotia Canada Building Code Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Canadian Electrical Code Canadian Federation of Independent Business Page 1

2 CGA CGSB CIH CLC CLC CMRA CNS CNSOPB COHN(C) CRBOH CRSP CSA CSA, NSCSA CSP CSSE CSST CSU CUPE DCS DFS DM DNR Compressed Gas Association Canadian General Standards Board Certified Industrial Hygienist Canada Labour Code Canadian Labour Congress Coal Mining Regulation Act Communications Nova Scotia Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board Certified Occupational Health Nurse (Canada) Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists Canadian Registered Safety Professional Canadian Standards Association Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association Certified Safety Professional Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (Occupational Health and Safety Commission) Corporate service unit Canadian Union of Public Employees Director of Central Services Director of Field Services Deputy Minister Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Page 2

3 DOE DOJ EA ED EN ERTW EU FOPS FP&SR GSR HFAC HRDC HRM HSE HVAC IAPA IAQ IARC ICS IRS IRSST ITIS Nova Scotia Department of the Environment Nova Scotia Department of Justice Environmental Assessment Executive Director European standard Early return to work European Union Falling object protective structure Fall Protection and Scaffolding Regulations General Occupational Safety Regulations Human Factors Association of Canada Human Resources Development Canada Halifax Regional Municipality Health and Safety Executive Heating, ventilating and air conditioning Industrial Accident Prevention Association Indoor air quality International Agency for Research on Cancer Inspection and Compliance Services (part of OHS Division) Internal Responsibility System L Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail (Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute) Investigative, Technical and Internal Services (part of OHS Division) Page 3

4 ISO JOHSC LWD LTD MMQRA MOL MSHA NAOSH NFPA NIOSH NSFL NSGEU NSPI NSCC NSSC OEL OFM OH&S, OHS OS&H, OSH OHANS OSHA PPE International Organization for Standardization Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Labour and Workforce Development (Department of) Long-term disability Metalliferous Mines and Quarries Regulation Act Ministry of Labour Mine Safety and Health Administration North American Occupational Safety and Health National Fire Prevention Association National Istitute for Occupational Safety and Health Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Nova Scotia Government Employees Union Nova Scotia Power Incorporated Nova Scotia Community College Nova Scotia Safety Council Occupational exposure limit Office of the Fire Marshall Occupational health and safety Occupational safety and health Occupational Health Nurses Association of Nova Scotia Occupational Safety and Health Administration Personal Protective Equipment Page 4

5 P&P Manual PEL P.Eng PWGSC R&R REL RFP ROH ROHT ROPS SAE SCC SOP SOT STD STEL SWWP TIR TLV TWA TWTC ULC Policy and Procedures Manual Permissible exposure limit Registered Professional Engineer Public Works and Government Services Canada Report and Recommendation to Cabinet Recommended exposure limit Request for proposals Registered Occupational Hygienist Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist Roll over protective structure Society of Automotive Engineers Supreme Court of Canada Standard Operating Procedure(s) Summary Offence Ticket Short-Term Disability Short Term Exposure Limit Safe Written Work Procedures Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (Department of) Threshold Limit Value Time-Weighted Average Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Page 5

6 UMR WCB WHMIS WHO WHSCC WHSCC WSIB WWP Underground Mining Regulations Workers Compensation Board Workplace Hazardous Materials System World Health Organization New Brunswick Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Newfoundland Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Written Work Procedures (also Safe Written Work Procedures SWWP) Page 6

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