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Acronyms and Glossary

Acronym or Concept

Description

A2LA

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CLP

Classification, Labelling and Packaging

CMA

China Metrology Accreditation

CNAS

China National Accreditation Service

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)

EMC

Electromagnetic Compatibility

GLP

Good Laboratory Practices

LHAMA

Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act

MHLW

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Japan)

PJLA

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

RED

Radio Equipment Directive

RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

SVHC

Substances of Very High Concern

TCF

Technical Construction File (or Technical Compliance File)

TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act

TSD

Toy Safety Directive

UKAS

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

ZLS

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

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

NRTL

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (by OSHA)

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)

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

SCC CB

Standards Council of Canada Certification Body

IECEE

International Electrotechnical Commission

IECEE NCB

IECEE National Certification Body

IECEx

International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive

VCCI

Voluntary Council for Control of Interference (Japan)

ISTA

International Safe Transit Association

ACIL

American Council of Independent Laboratories

NANDO

New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations

BOM

Bill of Materials

BOS

Bill of Substances

CJEU

Court of Justice of the European Union

RSL

REACH Restricted Substances List

CIRS

Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service

PAH

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

VOC

Volatile Organic Compounds

CBTL

Certified Body Testing Laboratory

IPI

Initial Production Inspection

DuPro

During Production Inspection

FRI

Final Random Inspection

EMF

Electromagnetic Fields

CISPR

International Special Committee on Radio Interference

 

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