OMB Office of Management and Budget

ORA Office of Regulatory Analysis

ORDS Occupational Respiratory Disease Surveillance

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PAPR Powered Air Purifying Respirator

PART Program Assessment Rating Tool

PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction

PEL Permissible Exposure Limit

PHS Public Health Service

PPE Personal Protective Equipment

PRL Pittsburgh Research Laboratory

RCF Refractory Ceramic Fibers

RDRP Respiratory Diseases Research Program

REL Recommended Exposure Limit

SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SENSOR Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks

SPIROLA Spirometry Longitudinal Data Analysis

SRL Spokane Research Laboratory

TB Tuberculosis

TC Total Carbon

TDI Toluene Diisocyanate

TIL Total Inward Leakage

UMWA United Mine Workers of America

USPS United States Postal Service

UVGI Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

VA Veterans’ Administration

VOC Volatile Organic Compound

WHO World Health Organization

WoRLD Work-Related Lung Disease

WRA Work-Related Asthma



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