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ABNORMAL EVENT  look up translate image
An unplanned or unusual event or occurrence.
ABSOLUTE  look up translate image
A non negotiable duty imposed by a regulation when it uses the term 'shall' or 'must' without the qualification of 'reasonably practicable'.
ABSORPTION  look up translate image
The entry of a substance into the body through broken or unbroken skin
ACCIDENT  look up translate image
An undesired event or series of events causing (or with the potential to cause) injury, ill-health or damage.
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION  look up translate image
A systematic investigation of an accident to find out what happened and determine immediate and underlying causes as well as reviewing existing risk assessments, safety procedures and control measures with a view to introducing measures to prevent recurrence.
ACCIDENT PREVENTION  look up translate image
Measures taken to prevent accidents from happening. Can be either pro-active, i.e. implemented before an accident happens, or re-active, i.e. taken in response to an accident that has already happened.
ACCIDENT RATE  look up translate image
A normalisation of the number of accidents taking into account the number of workers employed and the hours worked. Generally accepted as No. of Accidents x 100,000/No. of Hours Worked.
ACGIH  look up translate image
See American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
ACID  look up translate image
An organic or inorganic compound, usually a liquid with a pH of less than 7. Acidic materials are corrosive to human tissue.
ACOEM  look up translate image
See American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
ACOP  look up translate image
Approved Code of Practice
ACUTE  look up translate image
An adverse effect on the human body with symptoms of high severity coming quickly to a crisis. Acute effects are normally the result of short term exposures and short duration.
ACUTE (INJURY OR ILLNESS)  look up translate image
An injury or illness that happens quickly.
ACUTE EFFECT  look up translate image
An effect arising from exposure to a hazardous substance which happens immediately on exposure.
ACUTE EXPOSURE  look up translate image
Single exposure to a hazardous substance over a short period of time. The seriousness of this exposure will depend on the toxicity of the substance.
ADA  look up translate image
See Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADAPTATION  look up translate image
The ability of people to cope with situations that are less than perfect.
ADJUSTER  look up translate image
Investigator of insurance claims.
AEROSOL  look up translate image
This is a solid or liquid particulate, natural or manmade, which can remain suspended in air. Paint spray and smoke are examples of aerosols.
AEROSOL, FLAMMABLE  look up translate image
SEE FLAMMABLE AEROSOL
AEROSOLS  look up translate image
Aerosols are tiny liquid and solid particles suspended in the air.
AIB  look up translate image
Asbestos Insulation Board
AIDS  look up translate image
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIHA  look up translate image
See American Industrial Hygiene Association.
AIR EXCHANGE RATE  look up translate image
The rate at which outdoor air replaces indoor air. Often stated as the number of changes per hour.
ALARA  look up translate image
As Low As Reasonably Achievable. An approach initially developed in the nuclear industry to ensure that facilities and practices were designed to keep risks As Low As Reasonably Achievable.
ALARP  look up translate image
As Low As Reasonably Practicable. An approach initially developed in the nuclear industry to ensure that facilities and practices were designed to keep risks As Low As Reasonably Practicable.
ALKALI  look up translate image
Chemical compounds that have a pH value of more than 7. Alkali's are also known as Base or Caustic materials. These materials can be corrosive to human tissue.
ALLERGEN  look up translate image
Any material which produces an allergic reaction in an individual.
ALTERNATIVE WORK  look up translate image
A new job (with comparable pay) offered by the same employer after you've been injured or made ill on the job such that the doctor says you cannot return to your former job.
ALU  look up translate image
Asbestos Licensing Unit
AMA  look up translate image
See American Medical Association.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE (ACOEM)  look up translate image
Provides ongoing training and education to some 6,000 specialized occupational and environmental physicians; publishes Occupational Medical Guidelines.
AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF GOVERNMENTAL INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS  look up translate image
SEE ACGIH
AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF GOVERNMENTAL INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS (ACGIH)  look up translate image
Publishes standards for exposure to industrial chemicals, among other activities.
AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION (AIHA)  look up translate image
Represents industrial hygiene specialists responsible for sampling and analyzing worker exposures to physical, chemical, biological and radiological hazards; provides ongoing training.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)  look up translate image
Publishes a series of Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE  look up translate image
SEE ANSI
AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI)  look up translate image
A privately funded, voluntary membership organization that develops consensus standards for a wide variety of devices and procedures.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL SECURITY (ASIS)  look up translate image
Grants credentials to practitioners of industrial security, including assets, personnel and processes; oversees the professional designation, Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS (ASSE)  look up translate image
The United States' oldest occupational health and safety organization representing safety professionals; provides ongoing education and information about regulatory matters.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)  look up translate image
A federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.
ANNUAL SURVEY OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES (ASOII)  look up translate image
Conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on a national level; some employers are required to participate and others do so voluntarily.
ANSI  look up translate image
See American National Standards Institute.
ANTI-GLARE SCREEN  look up translate image
A monitor screen that is treated to reduce glare from light sources. This can be achieved as part of the manufacturing process or by fitting a separate screen filter. LCD screens may completely eliminate glare.
AOE / COE  look up translate image
Arising Out of Employment / Course of Employment; a term used in the workers' compensation field. Claims are only accepted for compensation or disability if the incident occurred AOE/COE.
APPARENT LOUDNESS  look up translate image
Apparent loudness is how loud the noise is perceived by the individual. This is where the logarithmic nature of the dB scale has greatest impact, in that an increase of 10dB results in a doubling of the apparent loudness.
APPOINTED PERSON  look up translate image
This is a defined role from the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. If the workplace is a low risk workplace (office, shop, library,etc.) and employs less than 50 employees there is only a requirement for one Appointed Person. This person will have undergone a one day training course covering CPR and very basic first aid. They will also be responsible for maintaining the first aid box for the organisation.
APPORTIONMENT  look up translate image
A way of figuring out how much permanent disability is due to a worker.
APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE  look up translate image
Approved Codes of Practice are published by the HSE to cover many regulations. Approved Codes of Practice although not law themselves do give guidance on how to comply with the law and as such have a special legal status, similar to the Highway Code. If you comply with an Approved Code of Practice it is likely that you will be doing enough to comply with the law.
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