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What does OC stand for?

OC stands for Oleoresin Capsicum (active ingredient in pepper spray)

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That policy says Oleoresin Capsicum spray, or "OC" as it is commonly called, "will not be used punitively" and "should not be used as a means to disperse crowds" or "against persons engaged only in passive resistance.
In addition to 10-percent oleoresin capsicum, this system sports a strobe light and 125-decibel personal alarm.
Airman 1st Class Thomas Hearton, 75th Security Forces Squadron, washes off Oleoresin Capsicum spray from his face at Hill, Air Force Base, Utah.
Security and law enforcement agencies continue to be peppered by studies on the safety and efficacy of oleoresin capsicum (OC), better known as pepper spray.