Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Health & Safety Acronyms

See also the Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan Glossary.

Acronym Definition
AHD Activity Hazard Document (An EHS 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
CHSP Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
DSC Division Safety Coordinator
EHS Environment/Health/Safety
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ESD Earth Sciences Division
ESH Environment, Safety, and Health
FTP Field Task Proposal
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air [filter]
HR Human Resources
HWHF Hazardous Waste Handling Facility
IFA Integrated Functional Appraisal (Triennial reviews of each Division by the EHS Division)
IH Industrial Hygiene
IHA Integrated Hazard Appraisal (Usually in conjunction with the IFA, the IHA database provides an inventory of the Division hazards.)
ISM Integrated Safety Management
JHA Job Hazards Analysis
LDRD Laboratory Directed Research and Development
L/M Line Management
LSAD Laboratory Self-Assessment Database (Tracking system for deficiencies found during self-assessment)
LSO Laser Safety Officer
LWC Lost Workday Case rate (Accident statistics typically reported as "cases per 200,000 hours worked". See also TRC.)
MAWP Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
MESH Management Environment, Safety and Health [review] (Triennial reviews of each Division by the SRC)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding (Typically between the Lab and UC regarding Lab use of campus space)
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MWSSA Mixed Waste Satellite Accumulation Area (For combination hazardous and radioactive waste. See also SAA and RWCA.)
NEPA/CEQA National Environmental Policy Act/California Environmental Quality Act
NESHAP National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (EHS Authorization)
NCAR Nonconformance and Corrective Action Report (Commonly used for serious violations of SAA and waste handling guidelines)
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
OA Operational Awareness (The program to keep DOE familiar with our operations and reduce the burden of redundant EHS audits from DOE by involving the DOE representative in lab walkthroughs, meetings, document reviews, etc.)
OAA Office of Assessment & Assurance (Part of the LBNL EHS Division, headed by Don Bell, oversees the Lab Self-Assessment program)
OAP Operating and Assurance Program
OJT On-the-Job Training
ORPS Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (DOE program to track and analyze occurrences that have significant EHS impacts)
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSRA Office of Sponsored Research Activities (Work for others)
P2R, PRD Performance/Progress Review, Performance Review and Development
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls
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 EHS)
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)
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 Advisory Committee (Lab-wide committee that reports to the Lab Director and has members from each division)
SSA Sealed Source Authorization
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 Area (A waste accumulation area for a large area, such as a building)
WRC Work Request Center (x6274)
WSS Work Smart Standards