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

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