2.0 Abbreviations

Presented below is a listing of the abbreviations found throughout this manual.

ABSA

American Biological Safety Association

ABSL

Animal Biosafety Level

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARO

Alternate Responsible Official

BBP

Bloodborne Pathogens

BMBL

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

BSC

Biological Safety Cabinet (aka Tissue Culture Hood/Cabinet)

BSL

Biosafety Level

BSO

Biological Safety Officer

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DNR  

Department of Natural Resources

DOT 

Department of Transportation

DPS   

Department of Public Safety (UI Police Department)

EHS  

Environmental Health & Safety Office

ETC 

Emergency Treatment Center

FBI 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FM 

 Facilities Management

GMT 

Good Microbiological Techniques

HEPA

High Efficiency Particulate Air

HHMI

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

IACUC

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IATA

International Air Transport Association

IBC 

Institutional Biosafety Committee

IRB

Institutional Review Board

IOSH

Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

NCI 

National Cancer Institute

NIH  

National Institutes of Health

NSF   

National Sanitation Foundation

OBA    

Office of Biotechnology Activities

OSHA  

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OPIM

Other Potentially Infectious Materials

PI 

Principal Investigator

PPE   

Personal Protective Equipment

ppm  

parts per million

RAC  

Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee

rDNA  

Recombinant DNA

RG

Risk Group

RO   

Responsible Official

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

UEHC

University Employee Health Clinic

UIHC   

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

UIRIS   

University of Iowa Research Information System

USDA   

United States Department of Agriculture

USPS  

United States Postal Service

UV 

Ultra-violet

WHO  

World Health Organization