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CAA Clean Air Act, 42 USC Section 7401 et seq Federal); H&S Code Section 39000 et seq
CAIR Comprehensive Assessment Information Rule (under TSCA)
Cal/EPA California Environmental Protection Agency
Cal-OSHA California Division of Occupational Safety and Health
CalTrans California Department of Transportation
CAMU Corrective Action Management Units (RCRA)
CAO Corrective Action Order (RCRA)
CAP Capacity Assurance Plan (RCRA)
CAP College of American Pathologists
CAS Chemical Abstracts Service (number) CAS is a Columbus, Ohio Publisher of Chemical Abstracts and other publications and services
Caustic
Able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action.
CAV Constant Air Volume - chemical hood motor pulls constant cfm (or attempts to)
CBI

CBR
Confidential Business Information

Chemical, biological or radiological hazard. Sometimes also referred to as NBC (Nuclear, biological or chemical hazard.
CCAA California Clean Air Act, H&S Code Section 39000 et seq
CCAHT Conseil Canadien d'Agrement des Hygienistes du Travail - see CRBOH
CCC Compromised Container Caps, cracked or otherwise damaged screw-on caps for chemical containers. [This acronym invented 24 Feb 1995 by Jerry Mason, Chemical Management Officer, Brigham Young University.]
CCOHS Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, a Hamilton, Ontario, Canada based organization offering a well regarded collection of MSDS on CD-ROM, as well as other H&S related services. telephone:             905-572-2981       FAX: 905-572-2206 Customer Service e-mail address - custserv@ccohs.ca
CCP Cooperative Compliance Program
CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety - An organization established by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to focus on engineering practices to help prevent and mitigate catastrophic hazardous chemical accidents.
CCR California Code of Regulations
CD Civil Defense
CDC Center for Disease Control
CDC Centers for Disease Control - Based in Atlanta, Georgia, this is the organization within the US National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service which specializes in recognition, evaluation and control of communicable diseases. NIOSH is part of CDC.
CEEL Community Emergency Exposure Level A sort of PEL for a whole community; intended as a guideline for when evacuations are necessary in case of accidental releases
CEG Certified Engineering Geologist
CEM Continuous Emission Monitoring
CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CEPP Chemical Emergency Preparedness Program
CEPS Cluster Environmental Protection Specialist
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq; Title 14 CCR Section 15000 et seq
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as Superfund. US Federal legislation establishing a huge EPA project to clean up hazardous material dumps. Makes generators responsible for how waste is ultimately disposed of.
CERCLIS Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System
CESQG Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
CET Certified Environmental Trainer, a credential issued by the National Environmental training Association
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons, being phased out world wide because of their detrimental effect on the ozone layer.
CFM cubic feet per minute, a unit of measure of air flow which is used in evaluating ventilation systems
CFR Code of Federal Regulations, the official compendium of regulations issued by agencies of the US Federal Government. For example, 29CFR refers to the regulations isued by the Department of Labor, and 29CFR1910 refers to the General Industry regulations issued by OSHA, which is part of the department of Labor.
CGA Compressed Gas Association
CGL Comprehensive General Liability Insurance
CHEMTREC Chemical Transportation Emergency Center - provides hazard information warnings and guidance in emergency (and ONLY emergency) situations.
CHLOREP Chlorine Emergency Plan
CHMM Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a credential awarded by IHMM
CHO Chemical Hygiene Officer The Administrator of a Chemical Hygiene Plan under OSHA regulations
CHP Certified Health Professional
CHP Chemical Hygiene Plan Required by OSHA, a statement of laboratory work practices written by each employer
CHP Certified Health Physicist - A person who deals on a professional level with radiation safety.
CHST Construction Safety and Health Technician
CI Criminal Investigator
CID Criminal Investigation Division
CIH Certified Industrial Hygienist On good days certification reflects education, training and experience in the art and science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards in the workplace and community. On bad days it means you have a new appreciation for the "or should have know" part of liability law. On other days it simply means education, 5 years of experience and passing two brain straining tests.
CIIT Chemical Industry Institute of Technology
Cl Chlorine
CLMI Comprehensive Loss Management Inc. of Minneapolis, Mn. 55447 A company that produced and sells a well publicized back injury prevention program.
CNG Compressed Natural Gas, aka Methane
CO Carbon monoxide
COD Chemical Oxygen Demand - oxygen demand if a water sample is chemically oxidized.
COLIWASA COmposite LIquid WAste SAmpler
COO Conduct of Operations
CP Command Post
CPC Chemical Protective Clothing
CPL Compliance Directive (OSHA enforcement instructions for inspectors)
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPSC Consumer Products Safety Commission, a US federal agency
CPWR Center to Protect Workers' Rights A US based advocacy group located at 111 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 509 Washington, D.C. 20001             202-962-8490       center@cpwr.com
CR Case Report Number
CRBOH Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists
CRSP Canadian Registered Safety Professional
CRWQCB California Regional Water Quality Control Board
CSA Canadian Standards Association, the national consensus standards association for Canada is roughly the Canadian equivalent of ANSI in the US. It is located at 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Rexdale (Toronto), Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3             (416) 747-4044      
CSA Campus Safety Association, now known as CSHEMA, a North America based association of people involved in providing health and safety services to colleges and universities. This is a subsidiary organization of the National Safety Council and members of the NSC in the US, Canada, and Mexico can join at no additional fee.
CSFM California State Fire Marshall
CSHEMA Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association, affiliated with National Safety Council
CSHO Compliance Safety and Health Officer
CSM Certified Safety Manager
CSP Certified Safety Professional - the safety equivalent to a CIH. The initials CSP are also used by certified sales professionals, certified speaking professionals, and certified silly persons. The first two of these are for real, for the last I apologize to Monty Python. The Certified Safety Professional credential is issued by the BCSP (qv)
CSWMP County Solid Waste Management Plan (California)
CTD Cumulative Trauma Disorder
CUHWC College and University Hazardous Waste Conference
CWA Clean Water Act or FWPCA, 33 USC Section 1251 et seq;CA Water Code Section 13200 et seq (Porter-Cologne Act)

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