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RFI

RFI

An RFI, or Request for Information, is a popular way to get information from suppliers or vendors. Businesses will send an RFI to their suppliers to determine whether they will be able to meet their needs, or to get answers to some other types of questions. In most cases, the RFIs that are sent out will follow

Hazard Radio

Hazard Radio

A hazard ratio is a way to evaluate the potential hazard of something compared to something else. One of the most common places where this is used is in the creation and testing of drugs. The pharmaceutical company may run a test to determine what type of impact a new drug has. This can be done

TLV

TLV

TLV stands for Threshold Limit Value. It is a term used to describe the level of exposure that an employee can experience without having any adverse side effects. This term is used in a variety of different industries, and in countries around the world. It is most used to describe how much exposure to chemicals

RFID

RFID

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. It is a technology that uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track special tags that are attached to various types of objects. RFID technology is used in many different industries because it is a simple and affordable option for tracking all sorts of different things. The RFID system is made

NEC

NEC

NEC, or the National Electrical Code, is a set of standards related to the way that electrical wiring should be installed in the United States. NEC is also known as NFPA 70. This set of standards is not actually a federal law, but rather a set of best practices that are followed by most companies. The standards

NEMA

NEMA

NEMA stands for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. It was founded in 1926 with the goal of advocating for the electrical manufacturing industry. As the largest trade association for electrical equipment manufacturers in the US, this group creates and publishes various standards for electrical products. This includes standards for things like household electrical outlets, plugs,

IEC

IEC

IEC stands for the International Electrotechnical Commission. It is an international standards organization that helps to prepare international standards for a variety of things related to technical, electrical, and electronic topics. They publish these standards for the industry throughout the world. With 89 member countries following the standards published by the IEC, they are one

SCBA

SCBA

SCBA stands for self-contained breathing apparatus. This is a device that is designed to provide breathable air to the person who is wearing it. They are primarily going to be used in environments where the atmosphere is hazardous to the life or health of the person who is wearing it. Having a steady supply of

Facility Condition Assessment

Facility Condition Assessment

A facility condition assessment, or FCA, is a common activity that is done to many different types of facilities including warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and more. They are done to determine the condition of the facility, which can be essential for things like safety, efficiency, and much more. The assessment will look at all aspects of

Engineering Change Order

Engineering Change Order

An engineering change order, which is often abbreviated as an ECO, is a tool that is used to help plan and implement changes to various types of end products or components that are being made. ECOs are also commonly called engineering change notices (ECNs), engineering changes (EC), and engineering release notices (ERN). All these names will

OSHA 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

OSHA 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

OSHA 1910.132 covers a variety of different topics related to personal protective equipment (PPE). This is written, managed, and enforced by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While OSHA is specifically a US agency, their rules and regulations are often used by agencies and organizations around the world. In addition, they will often apply when

OEL

OEL

OEL stands for Occupational Exposure Limit. This is a term used to describe the maximum concentration of any specific hazardous substance that is allowed in the workplace. This references the concentration that is in the air. These limits can apply to any workplace but are most used in environments where hazardous gasses, chemicals, fumes, and

JHA

JHA

A job hazard analysis, or JHA, is a practice that is used to look at a specific job and determine what, if any, hazards are associated with it. This type of action takes each job and breaks down the actions performed into a step-by-step list. From there, the person performing the JHA can look closely at

APWA

APWA

APWA stands for American Public Works Association. It is a nonprofit professional association that is made up of multiple different private companies, individuals, and public works agencies. The goal of this group is to promote professional excellence as well as public awareness of various public works and infrastructure issues. They do this largely through advocacy,

Workflow Process

Workflow Process

A workflow process is a set of activities that are done with the goal of completing a specific task or business outcome. These tasks or activities are generally done sequentially or else in parallel to each other to get the desired results. Coming up with an effective workflow process is important for most industries, and

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