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    ASTM F496-01

    Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating gloves and sleeves for protection from electrical shock.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. See IEEE/ASTM SI 10.

    1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Sections 6 and 7, of this specification. 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific caution statement, see 7.2.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ANSI Standards

    C 39.5 Safety Requirements for Electrical and Electronic Measuring and Controlling Instrumentation  Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.260 (Protection against electric shock. Live working)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181537(Insulated gloves); 46181516(Safety sleeves)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F0496-01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F496-01, Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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