Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:02:30 -0500
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From: "Benedict, Kathryn Grace" <katbene**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Abbreviations
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Some Australian abbreviations for commonly used chemical are different than those used in the US. I donŐt know if there are other examples from other non-American English speaking countriesÉ.I had this pointed out to me a few years ago by some fine Aussie researchers.
If you have any international presence in your labs, you may want to check common chemical abbreviations/acronyms.

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I think it is risky. There are to many definitions of the same abbreviation or acronym out there. When I teach my class on regulations, I tell them that LEPC means Local Emergency Planning Committee, but when I was in industry, it meant that or Local Employee Participation Committee, depending on to whom I was talking.

Dr. Bill
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From: "Mary Ellen A Scott" 
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Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 2:30:01 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Abbreviations

To Everyone,

What is your opinion of allowing laboratories to use abbreviations and short hand as long as a key to those abbreviations is kept in a conspicuous location and is clearly identified?

Thoughts? and Thanks
Mary Ellen

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