ASTM WK33658

    New Test Method for Characterizing Gripping Performance of Gloves Using a Torque Meter

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F23.60 | Committee F23 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is used for evaluating a gloves gripping performance. 1.1.1 This test method covers procedures in which the bare hand maximum torque is compared to a gloved hand maximum torque. The torque is applied to a pole mounted to a torque meter. 1.2 This test method is suitable for evaluating gloves and other forms of hand protection that require the wearer to maintain a secure hold on objects. 1.3 This test method does not address all effects of wearing gloves on hand functions. Other test methods shall be considered to evaluate the effect of wearing gloves on dexterity, tactility, and other aspects of functional performance. 1.4 It is the responsibility of the test laboratory to obtain the necessary and appropriate approval(s) required by their institution for conducting tests using human subjects. 1.5 The values stated in SI units shall be regarded as 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    protective gloves; firefighting gloves; whole glove function; grip

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Shawn Deaton


    F23 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as F2961-2014 and Pending Publication