Hazardous Materials Dictionary, Second Edition

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CRC Press, May 11, 1994 - Science - 224 pages
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This second edition of the dictionary reflects changes in the field since the first edition was published, emphasizing terms and phrases relating to the communication needs of professionals responding to emergencies, such as fire, law enforcement, and medical emergency teams. Sources include the trucking and railroad industries, government and institutions, code enforcement, and incident managing techniques. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

ACGIH see AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF GOvERNMENTAL INDUSTRIAL
11
AL Action level
12
Air Inversion Meteorological condition in earths atmosphere
14
Additive Any substance added to a pesticide to improve perfor
21
Air Monitoring To observe record andor detect pollutants
27
AA Aluminum Association
28
ACS American Chemical Society
30
Acute Exposure Exposure that is severe but short in duration
35
Active Resources ICS Resources logged and assigned to work tasks
120
Adjuvant Any substance usually an inert ingredient added to
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Alkenes A class of hydrocarbons also called olefins sometimes
122
Acaricide A pesticide used to control spiders ticks and mites
124
Alum Usually potassium aluminum sulfate used in watertreatment
140
Air Connection Fitting used to take air pressure from source
142
Air Quality Management District AQMD A localregional air pol
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AMA Automobile Manufacturers Association American Medical
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Air Brake Hose RR Flexible connection between brake pipes
47
Acutely Hazardous Waste A waste considered to present a sub
62
Activated Carbon A highly absorbent form of carbon used to
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Absolute Filter A filter having a removal efficiency of at least 99
99
Adulterated Contaminated or made impure
163
Accuracy Degree of agreement between a measured value and a true
175
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