ASTM-F1296 Standard Guide for Evaluating Chemical Protective Clothing

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Standard Guide for Evaluating Chemical Protective Clothing




1.1 This guide is intended to aid in the application of standards for the development, specification, and selection of chemical protective clothing with the ultimate goal of maintaining the safety and health of workers who come into contact with hazardous chemicals.

1.2 This guide provides a short description of each referenced standard and then makes specific recommendations for the use of these standards. The referenced standards are organized under the following headings: Material Chemical Resistance, Material Physical Properties, Seam and Closure Performance, and Overall Clothing Performance.

1.3 No protocol can ensure the selection of protective clothing that guarantees worker protection. The purpose of testing is to generate data and information that will allow the selection of the most appropriate clothing. Ultimately, clothing selection is based on technical evaluation of available information and professional assessment of risk.

1.4 The values stated in SI units or in other units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.

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


chemical protective clothing; chemical resistance; closure performance; overall clothing performance; physical properties; protective clothing; seam performance;; ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

11.03 (Occupational Health and Safety; Protective Clothing)

To find similar documents by classification:

13.340.10 (Protective clothing Including flameproof clothing)

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2008 R15 EDITION



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Feb. 15, 2015

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10 pages

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