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Acronyms, Glossary and Abbreviations

Acronym or Concept

Description

A2LA

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

A2LA

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (US - an international non-profit, non-governmental, independent organization and accrediting body that provides accreditation and training services for numerous types of laboratories)

ACIL

American Council of Independent Laboratories

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials

BOM

Bill of Materials

BOS

Bill of Substances

CENELEC

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

CBTL

Certified Body Testing Laboratory

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CIRS

Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service

CJEU

Court of Justice of the European Union

CLP

Classification, Labelling and Packaging

CMA

China Metrology Accreditation

CNAS

China National Accreditation Service

CISPR

International Special Committee on Radio Interference

COFRAC

Comité Français d’Accréditation  (National Accreditation body in France)

CPSC

Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSIA

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

DAkkS

Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (National Accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany)

DANAK

Den danske akkrediteringsfond (National Accreditation body in Denmark)

DuPro

During Production Inspection

E&E

Electrical and Electronics

EMC

Electromagnetic Compatibility

EMF

Electromagnetic Fields

EN

EuroNorm (European Standards)

FCB

Foreign Certification Body

FCC

Federal Communications Commission  (US - an independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite)

FCC TCB

FCC Telecommunications Certification Body

FRI

Final Random Inspection

GLP

Good Laboratory Practices

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission

IECEE

IEC system for Conformity Assessments Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components

IECEE NCB

IECEE National Certification Body

IECEx

International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive

IPI

Initial Production Inspection

ISED

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

ISO

International Standards Organisation

ISTA

International Safe Transit Association

LHAMA

Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act

MHLW

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Japan)

NANDO

New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations

NRTL

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (by OSHA)

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PAH

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

PJLA

Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.  (for third-party accreditation services)

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

RED

Radio Equipment Directive

RF

Radio Frequency

RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

RSL

REACH Restricted Substances List

SCC CB

Standards Council of Canada Certification Body

SVHC

Substances of Very High Concern

TCB

Telecommunications Certification Body

TCF

Technical Construction File (or Technical Compliance File)

TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act

TSD

Toy Safety Directive

UKAS

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

VCCI

Voluntary Council for Control of Interference (Japan)

VOC

Volatile Organic Compounds

ZLS

Zentralstelle der Länder für Sicherheitstechnik  (Central Authority of the German Federal States for Safety)

 

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