APF

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AcronymDefinition
APFAsociacion Paraguaya de Futbol (Spanish: Paraguayan Football Association)
APFArmed Police Force (various locations)
APFActive Power Filter
APFAssociation des Paralysés de France
APFAnnotated Pratchett File (Terry Pratchett fansite)
APFAssemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (French)
APFAll-Pro Football (gaming)
APFAntarctic Polar Front
APFAgricultural Policy Framework (Canada)
APFAdvanced Patterning Film
APFAll Plastic Fiber
APFAmplified Password File
APFAutomatic Photo Feeder
APFAnimal Protective Foundation (New York)
APFAsia-Pacific Foundation (UK)
APFAssigned Protection Factor (US OSHA; respiratory protection)
APFArt Production Fund (New York, NY)
APFAll Plastic Fiber (optical fiber)
APFAmerican Pathology Foundation (Laguna Beach, CA)
APFAdequate Public Facilities
APFAzim Premji Foundation (India)
APFAustralian Privacy Foundation
APFAnti-Privatisation Forum
APFAppropriated Fund(s)
APFAmerican Pain Foundation
APFAdvanced Policy Firewall (computer security)
APFAmerican Porphyria Foundation
APFAnother Pretty Face (band)
APFAustralian Parachute Federation
APFAlicia Patterson Foundation (Washington, DC)
APFAmerican Pakistan Foundation
APFAzerbaijan Popular Front (political party)
APFAmerican Psychiatric Foundation (Arlington,VA)
APFNaples, FL, USA (Airport Code)
APFApplication File(s)
APFAfrican Parks Foundation (various locations)
APFAssociação para o Planeamento da Família (Portugese: Family Planning Association)
APFAction for Prisoners' Families (UK)
APFAnglican Pacifist Fellowship (est. 1937)
APFAkshaya Patra Foundation (India)
APFAdvanced Printer Function
APFAuthorized Program Facility
APFAfloat Prepositioning Force
APFAfloat Pre-Positioning Force (US DoD)
APFAsian Packaging Federation
APFAfrican Peace Facility (est. 2004; Africa and EU)
APFAtlanta Police Foundation
APFAssociation for the Propagation of the Faith
APFAdaptive Project Framework
APFAtomic Packing Factor (the fraction of unit cell occupied by atoms in material science)
APFAmazon Products Feed
APFAll-Pass Filter
APFAnimal Protein Factor
APFAmericans for Prosperity Foundation (Arlington, VA)
APFAustralian Pharmaceutical Formulary
APFAuxiliary Particle Filter
APFAppleford Railway Station (UK)
APFAmerican Psychoanalytic Foundation
APFAsia Partnership Fund (est. 1981)
APFAssociaçao Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas
APFAdministrative Flagship (US Navy)
APFAutomatic Purge Filtration (KitchenAid)
APFAdvanced Productivity Family (Applied Materials, Inc.)
APFAircraft Prototype Facility (US Navy)
APFAutomatic Pressure Filter
APFAll PINs Fail
APFApple Preferred Format (graphics file format/extension)
APFAdvanced Particle Filter
APFAsset Protection Forum
APFAdvice of Project Funds
APFAssociated Press Financial News
APFActive Path First model (reliability)
APFAmerican Philatelic Foundation (Los Angeles, California)
APFAdvanced Planning Funds
APFAvailability Planning Form
APFAir Procedures Flight (Ramstein Air Base, Germany)
APFAmerican Premier Funding (San Diego, CA)
APFAnalyst Private File
APFApplication Processor Frame
APFAlien Play Field (gaming)
References in periodicals archive ?
The NIOSH approved respirator offers an assigned protection factor (APF) of 1000, and it has HEPA filters and a water tolerant IP66 rating.
Safety managers and workers will discover that [the] masks provide a higher Assigned Protection Factor, or APF, of 50 when engineering controls are not feasible or N95 respirators are insufficient, while being cost effective and very comfortable to wear even in hot, humid conditions."
Published on August 24, OSHA's new rule amends the existing "Respirator Protection Standard" to include definitions and requirements for Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) or the numerical ratings that indicate the level of protection that a respirator or class of respirators is expected to provide employees.
While director of health standards at OSHA from 1995-1999, Finkel led the development of the final health standards that OSHA promulgated between 1992 and 2006 and developed several major regulatory proposals, including those for tuberculosis and assigned protection factors. Among his work while an OSHA regional director from 2000-2003, Finkel established regional enforcement emphases in needlestick prevention and chemical overexposure, analyzed fatal industry accidents and spoke out about the need for targeted prevention campaigns.
The volume has been revised and updated, including new information on assigned protection factors and free manufacturer information and new quizzes and answers.
The semiannual regulatory agenda outlines work on new standards including crystalline silica, hexavalent chromium and assigned protection factors for respirators.