Safety Abbreviations from Rockford Systems

Safety Abbreviations – Rockford Systems, LLC has provided a comprehensive list of safety abbreviations below.

  • AB–Awareness Barrier
  • ABS–Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • ADA–Americans With Disabilities Act
  • AGV–Automatically Guided Vehicle
  • ALS–Area Laser Scanner (Same as Proximity Laser Scanner)
  • ANSI TR–Technical Report
  • ANSI–American National Standards Institute (ANSI B11 Series)
  • APV–Attended Program Verification (for Robots)
  • ASME–American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASRS–Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems
  • ASSE–American Society of Safety Engineers
  • BDC–Bottom Dead Center (Press Crankshaft Position)
  • BM–Brake Monitoring
  • BSP–Best Safety Practice
  • CB–Counterbalance
  • CFR (OSHA)–Code of Federal Regulations
  • CNC–Computer Numerical Control
  • CPL (OSHA) Compliance Directive
  • CR–Control Reliability
  • CS–Crankshaft (Press)
  • CSHO (OSHA)–Compliance Safety and Health Officer
  • CSA–Canadian Standards Association
  • CTS–Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DSV–Dual Solenoid (Air) Valve
  • EDM–Electrical Discharge Machine
  • EMI–Electro-Magnetic Interference
  • ESD–Electro-Static Discharge
  • E-Stop–Emergency Stop
  • EN–European Norms (Normative References)
  • FMA–Fabricating and Manufacturers Association
  • FR–Full Revolution (Clutch Press)
  • FRL–Filter Regulator Lubricator
  • FTC–Function-Test Checklist
  • GDC (OSHA)–General Duty Clause
  • GE–General Electric (GE Lexan)
  • GM DHS–General Motors Design for Health and Safety
  • GOS–Guard Opening Scale
  • GSR–General Safety Requirements (ANSI B11-2008)
  • HC–Hand Control (Two-Hand Control)
  • HID–Hands in Die (Feeding of Presses)
  • HOOD–Hands out of Die (Feeding of Presses)
  • IEC–International Electro-Technical Commission
  • ISO–International Standards Organization
  • ISP–Interrupted Stroke Protection
  • JSA–Job Safety Analysis
  • LC–Light Curtain
  • LED–Light Emitting Diode
  • LOTO–Lockout/Tagout
  • LSO–Laser Safety Officer
  • MOS–Minimum Object Sensitivity (Usually for Optical PSSD)
  • MPE–Maximum Permissible Exposure (to Laser Light)
  • MPP–Mechanical Power Press
  • MPPS–Mechanical Power Press Safety (Booklet)
  • MPTA–Mechanical Power Transmission Apparatus (OSHA 1910.219)
  • MTTFd–Mean Time Till Failure dangerous
  • NEC–National Electrical Code
  • NEP (OSHA)–National Emphasis Program
  • NFPA–National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA 79-2007)
  • NIOSH–National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • OBI–Open-Back Inclinable (Press)
  • OEM–Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OI–Optical Interference (for Light Curtains)
  • OSHA–Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PDP–Press Data Plate
  • PL–Performance Level (PLa-PLe)
  • PLS–Proximity Laser Scanner (Same as Area Laser Scanner)
  • PLS–Programmable Limit Switch
  • PMA–Precision Metalforming Association
  • POO–Point of Operation
  • PPE–Personal Protective Equipment
  • PR–Part Revolution (Clutch Press)
  • PSD–Presence Sensing Device
  • PSDI–Presence Sensing Device Initiation
  • PSI–Pounds (per) Square Inch
  • PSRF–Performance of Safety Related Functions
  • PSSD–Presence Sensing Safeguarding Device
  • RA/HA–Risk Assessment/Hazard Analysis
  • RCLS–Rotating Cam Limit Switch
  • RF–Radio Frequency (Safeguarding Device)
  • RFI–Radio Frequency Interference
  • RIA–Robotic Industries Association (ANSI/RIA 15.06 -1999)
  • RLI–Rockwell Laser Industries
  • RPM–Revolutions Per Minute
  • SD–Safety Distance
  • SIL–Safety Integrity Level
  • SOW–Safe for Oil and Water (Cable Designation)
  • SPI–Society of Plastics Engineers
  • SPM–Stopping Performance Monitor
  • SPM–Strokes Per Minute
  • SRF–Safety-Related Function
  • SS–Single Stroke
  • STM–Stop-Time Measurement
  • TaBRA–Task Based Risk Analysis
  • TDC–Top Dead Center (Press Crankshaft Position)
  • VAC–Voltage Alternating Current
  • VPP (OSHA)–Voluntary Protection Program
  • VTL–Vertical Turret Lathe