ASTM F496-01

    Historical Standard: ASTM F496-01 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves

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    ASTM F496

    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.

    IEEE/ASTM SI-10 Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System

    ASTM Standards

    D120 Specification for Rubber Insulating Gloves

    D1051 Specification for Rubber Insulating Sleeves

    D2865 Practice for Calibration of Standards and Equipment for Electrical Insulating Materials Testing

    F696 Specification for Leather Protectors for Rubber Insulating Gloves and Mittens

    F819 Terminology Relating to Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers

    F1236 Guide for Visual Inspection of Electrical Protective Rubber Products


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

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


    DOI: 10.1520/F0496-01

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