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BACT Best Available Control Technology, a term used in US environmental control regulations
BAT Best Available Technology
BATEA Best Available Technology Economically Achievable, terminology for sewage cleanup technology to be applied under Canadian Municipal-Industrial Strategy for Abatement, for cleanup of Great Lakes water sources.
BBP bloodborne pathogens - Most often used in the context of a discussion of HIV and/or Hepatitis.
BBS Behavior Based Safety
BCSP Board of Certified Safety Professionals The certifying organization that issues the ASP, CSP, and COHST credentials following review of experience and successful completion of written tests. In addition to an exam in the Comprehensive Practice of Safety, specialty exams are offered in Safety Management, Fire Protection, and Safety Engineering 208 Burwash, Savoy, IL 61874 USA,             (217) 359-9263      
BCT Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology
BLEVE Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (or, for fun, Blast Levels Everything Very Effectively)
BLOSA Beam Line Operations and Safety Awareness
BLS Basic Life Support
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency of the US government which gathers statistical information on accident rates, among other things.
BMP Best Management Practice
BNA Bureau of National Affairs, Inc
BOD Basic Oxygen Demand; also, Biological Oxygen Demand - the oxygen demand if a water sample is biologically oxidized
BOHS British Occupational Hygiene Society, the national professional society of Occupational Hygienists in the United Kingdom
BPT Best Practicable Control Technology Currently Available (CCAA)
BS British Standards
BSC Biological Safety Cabinet
BSI British Standards Institute
BTU British Thermal Unit, a traditional unit of measure for heat

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