ASTM-E2706 Standard Practice for Equipment Technology and Operations for Mobile and Plant-Based Secure Destruction Safety Requirements


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Standard Practice for Equipment Technology and Operations for Mobile and Plant-Based Secure Destruction Safety Requirements




1.1 This practice sets forth criteria for the design, manufacture, assembly, modification, operation, maintenance, service, or repair of plant-based and mobile secure destruction equipment.

1.2 This practice is applicable both to plant-based (fixed facility) and mobile (truck-based) secure destruction operations engaged in collecting, receiving, storing, processing, transporting, or combinations thereof, media and related items to provide for secure destruction by physical or electronic alteration.

1.3 In this practice, minimum safety requirements are established with respect to secure destruction operations and equipment.

1.4 This practice applies to both new and existing mobile and plant-based secure destruction equipment.

1.5 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 This practice was developed to help manufacturers, designers, maintenance personnel, trainers, owners, employees, and customers of secure destruction services to provide a reasonable level of safety for everyone exposed to hazards of equipment used to provide those services.

4.2 Sections 1 – 3 provide general information and definitions and apply to all plant-based and mobile secure destruction operations and equipment covered by this practice.

4.3 Sections 5 – 8 provide requirements for design, manufacture, reconstruction, modification, operation, and maintenance of plant-based and mobile equipment used for secure destruction.


commercial secure destruction; document destruction facility; mobile secure destruction equipment; plant-based secure destruction equipment;; ICS Number Code 13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene); 13.110 (Safety of machinery)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

11.03 (Occupational Health and Safety; Protective Clothing)

To find similar documents by classification:

13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene Protective clothing and equipment, see 13.340 Workplace lighting, see 91.160.10)

13.110 (Safety of machinery This group includes standards for general use)

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April 1, 2018

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