Glossary Of Asbestos Acronyms

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ACM Asbestos-containing material

ACOP Approved Code of Practice

AIB Asbestos insulating board

APF Assigned protection factor

ASLIC The Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983

BOHS British Occupational Hygiene Society

CAWR Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002

CFM Committee on fibre measurement

FF(P3) Filtering facepiece (respirator)

HEPA High efficiency particulate arrestor

HSC Health and Safety Commission

HSE Health and Safety Executive

HSL Health and Safety Laboratory

PCM Phase contrast microscopy

PLM Polarised light microscopy

PPE Personal protective equipment

PVA Polyvinyl acetate

QA Quality assurance

QC Quality control

RI Refractive index

RICE Regular interlaboratory counting exchange

RPE Respiratory protective equipment

SLH Supervisory licence holder

UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service