ASTM-F1670 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood

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1.1 This test method is used to evaluate the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by synthetic blood under conditions of continuous liquid contact. Protective clothing pass/fail determinations are based on visual detection of synthetic blood penetration.

1.1.1 This test method is not always effective in testing protective clothing materials having thick, inner liners which readily absorb the synthetic blood.

1.2 This test method is a means for selecting protective clothing materials for subsequent testing with a more sophisticated barrier test as described in Test Method F1671.

1.3 This test method does not apply to all forms or conditions of blood-borne pathogen exposure. Users of the test method must review modes for work/clothing exposure and assess the appropriateness of this test method for their specific application.

1.4 This test method addresses only the performance of materials or certain material constructions (for example, seams) used in protective clothing. This test method does not address the design, overall construction and components, or interfaces of garments, or other factors which may affect the overall protection offered by the protective clothing.

1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the 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.

Keywords

blood; blood-borne pathogens; body fluids; penetration; protective clothing; synthetic blood ;; ICS Number Code 11.140 (Hospital equipment); 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:

11.140 (Hospital equipment Including hospital beds, surgical tables, medical garments, medical gloves, containers for sharp disposal, etc.)

13.340.10 (Protective clothing Including flameproof clothing)

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Document Number

ASTM-F1670/F1670M-17a

Revision Level

2017A EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Editorial Review Board change

Publication Date

Nov. 1, 2017

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

7 pages

Committee Number

F23.40