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Arsenic A solid, poisonous element that is commonly metallic steel-gray, crystalline and brittle, used as an alloy, especially in lead shot and in electrical circuits
Asbestos Any of several minerals that readily separate into long, flexible fibers, once commonly used as fireproof insulating materials
Copper A common reddish metallic element that is ductile and malleable, and is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity
Curie A unit of radioactivity equal to 3.7 x 1010 disintegrations per second
HS Health and Safety
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
Ballast A component within fluorescent light fixtures that stabilizes electrical current
Casoron An Ortho Chemical and Manufacturing product name for a line of herbicide
Domestic water Potable water, safe for human consumption
Encapsulation The coating of a potentially hazardous material to prevent the substance from airborne release
FLS Fire and Life Safety.
Friable Material that can be crumbled or reduced to a powder by hard pressure Lead An inelastic, bluish-white, metallic element found mostly in combination with other metals, and used primarily in pipes, cable sheaths, batteries and solder
Lead An inelastic, bluish-white, metallic element found mostly in combination with other metals, and used primarily in pipes, cable sheaths, batteries and solder
NFPA National Fire Protection Agency
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl, any of several compounds produced by replacing hydrogen atoms in biphenyl with chlorine, used for various industrial applications, and which are poisonous environmental pollutants
Picocurie One-trillionth of a curie
Potable Drinkable water
PPB Parts per billion
PPM Parts per million
PS300 oil A heavy, very thick under-refined fuel oil.
Plenum An air-filled space in a structure, especially one that receives air from a blower for distribution as part of a ventilation system
Radon A heavy, radioactive, gaseous element formed by the decay of radium
Standard Q The minimum standard for safe exiting of schools in the event of a fire, under the jurisdiction of the Portland Fire Bureau and City of Portland Bureau of Buildings
Triennial inspection A three-year cycle of inspections


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