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H2S Hydrogen Sulfide
HAPs Hazardous Air Pollutants
HASP Health and Safety Plan (required by OSHA at hazardous waste cleanup sites)
HazCom Hazard Communication
HAZMAT Hazardous Materials
HAZOP Hazard and Operability (Study), a structured means of evaluating a complex process to find problems associated with operability or safety of the process
HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response
HAZWOPER Hazardous Waster Operations and Emergency Response, a term derived from US EPA regulations.
HAZWOPER HAZardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, a term derived from OSHA regulation 1910.120
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HCA Hazardous Communication Act
HCFCs Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
HCl Hydrogen Chloride
HCS Hazard Communication Standard Policy of communicating to employees the potential hazards of substances with which they work, and a specific standard issued in the US by OSHA.
HDPE High-Density Polyethylene
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air filter At least 99.97% efficient in the filtration of airborne particles 0.3 microns in diameter or greater (the "or greater" is wrong)
HF Hydrogen Fluoride
Hg Mercury
HH&E Human Health and the Environment
HHW Household Hazardous Waste
HID High Intensity Discharge
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMBP Hazardous Materials Business Plans, H&S Code Section 25504 et seq
HMIG Hazardous Materials Identification Guide
HMIS Hazardous Materials Information System
HMRT Hazardous Materials Response Team
HMTA Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 USC Section 1801 et seq; 49 CFR
HMTC Hazardous Materials Technical Center (DOT)
HOC Halogenated Organic Compounds
HP Health Physist (radiation safety specialist)
HP Hewlett Packard
HP Highway Patrol
hp Horse power
HPD Hearing Protection Device
HPLC High Performance Liquid Chromatography
HR House Report (Federal bill originated in the House of Representatives)
HR hazard ratio A term used in the new (1996) NIOSH regulation on respirator certification
HRD Human Resource Division
HRS Hazard Ranking System
HS Hazardous Substance
HSA Hazardous Substance Account of the California Superfund, H&S Code Section 25300 et seq
HSCAP Hazardous Substance Cleanup Arbitration Panel, H&S Code Section 253561 et seq
HSO Health & Safety Officer
HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (1984 amendments to RCRA)
HVAC Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
HW Hazardous Waste
HWCL Hazardous Waste Control Law (California RCRA's counterpart H&S Code Section 25100 et seq)
HWIS Hazardous Waste Information System (DTSC)
HWMU Hazardous Waste Management Units (RCRA)
HWTC Hazardous Waste Treatment Council

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