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Acronyms

AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations

AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

ANSI American National Standards Institute

AORN Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

APF Assigned protection factor

ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

BFE Biological filtration efficiency test

BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDRH Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

CIDRAP University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

CIH Certified industrial hygienist

CSP Certified safety professional

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DHS Department of Homeland Security



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Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu B Acronyms AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ANSI American National Standards Institute AORN Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses APF Assigned protection factor ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry BFE Biological filtration efficiency test BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDRH Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health CIDRAP University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy CIH Certified industrial hygienist CSP Certified safety professional DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DHS Department of Homeland Security

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Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu FDA Food and Drug Administration FPE Facial protective equipment FRCPC Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) H5N1 Avian influenza, influenza A virus subtype (named for certain proteins on the surface of the virus) that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. HSP Board on Health Sciences Policy IAFF International Association of Fire Fighters IOM Institute of Medicine ISEA International Safety Equipment Association N95 NIOSH-approved particulate respirator filter. Filters at least 95 percent of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil. NCID National Center for Infectious Diseases NIH National Institutes of Health NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIP National Immunization Program NPPTL National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory NRC National Research Council OPHEP Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration PAPR Powered air-purifying respirator PFE Particle filtration efficiency test PPE Personal protective equipment SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SCBA Self-contained breathing apparatus WHO World Health Organization