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The Construction Chart Book (6th edition) Abbreviations


ABLES            Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology
                       and Surveillance Program

MMP          Mexican Migration Project

ACA                Affordable Care Act

µg/dL          Micrograms per deciliter

ACS                American Community Survey

µg/m3         Micrograms per meter cubed

ATUS              American Time Use Survey

MSD           Musculoskeletal disorders

BEA                Bureau of Economic Analysis

NABTU      North America’s Building
                  Trades Unions

BeS                Beryllium sensitivity

NAICS       North American Industry
                  Classification System
BLL                 Blood lead level

NASI          National Academy of Social 

BLS                Bureau of Labor Statistics

NCHS        National Center for Health                                Statistics

BMI                 Body mass index

NCS           National Compensation

BRFSS           Behavioral Risk Factor
                       Surveillance System

NEP           Nano-enhanced products

BTMed            Building Trades National
                        Medical Screening Program
NEC          Not elsewhere classified

CBD                Chronic beryllium disease

NHIS         National Health Interview Survey

CDC                Centers for Disease Control                                  and Prevention

NIHL          Noise-induced hearing loss

CES                Current Employment Statistics

NIOSH       National Institute for Occupational
                  Safety and Health

CFOI               Census of Fatal Occupational                              Injuries

NNI            National Nanotechnology

CHAMPUS     Civilian Health and Medical                        Program of the Uniformed                        Services

NORA        National Occupational Research                      Agenda

CHAMPVA      Civilian Health and Medical                                 Program of the Department of                        Veterans Affairs

OES           Occupational Employment                    Statistics

COPD             Chronic obstructive pulmonary                        disease

OHL           Occupational Hearing Loss

CPI                  Consumer Price Index

OIICS         Occupational Injury and Illness                    Classification System

CPI-W             Urban Wage Consumer Price Index

O*NET        Occupational Information                                  Network

CPS                Current Population Survey

OSHA         Occupational Safety and Health                       Administration

CWCS             Center for Workers’                                              Compensation Studies

OTI             OSHA Training Institute

DAFW             Days away from work

PEL            Permissible exposure limit

DALY               Disability-adjusted life year

PFAS         Personal fall arrest systems

dBA                 A-weighted decibels

PPACA       Patient Protection and Affordable 
                   Care Act

DOE                U.S. Department of Energy

PPE           Personal protective equipment

DOL                U.S. Department of Labor

PRC           Pew Research Center

ECI                 Employment Cost Index

PtD            Prevention through Design

eLCOSH         Electrical Library of Construction  
                       Occupational Safety and Health

QCEW       Quarterly Census of Employment                    and Wages

EPA                Environmental Protection Agency

RAPIDS     Registered Apprenticeship         
                  Partners Information Management
                  Data System

ENM               Engineered nanomaterials

REL            Recommended exposure level

ETA                 Employment Training

RNLE         Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation

FRED              Federal Reserve Economic Data

r2p             Research to practice

FTE                 Full-time equivalent workers

SAA           State Apprenticeship Agency

GDP                Gross Domestic Product

SAVE         Safety voice for ergonomics                   project

GDPDEF         Gross Domestic Product:
                        Implicit Price Deflator

SBO           Survey of Business Owners


GSA                 Government Services 

SIC            Standard Industrial Classification

HIV                  Human Immunodeficiency Virus

SOC           Standard Occupational                    Classification

HPD                Hearing protection devices

SOII           Survey of Occupational Injuries                   and Illnesses

HRS                Health and Retirement Study

SVEP         Severe Violator Enforcement                            Program


ILO                  International Labour Organization

SWR          Serious, willful, and repeat


IMIS                 Integrated Management                                      Information System

TLV            Threshold limit value
IRS                  Internal Revenue Service

TWI            Temporary Worker Initiative

ISIC                 International Standard Industrial                          Classification

USGBC      U.S. Green Building Council

JOLTS             Job Openings and Labor                                      Turnover Survey

WBV           Whole body vibration

LEED               Leadership in Energy and                                    Environmental Design

WHD          Wage and Hour Division

LEV                  Local exhaust ventilation

WMSD       Work-related musculoskeletal                           disorder
MEPS              Medical Expenditure Panel Survey  
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