STP1237

    Implementation of the New ASTM F1461 Practice for a Chemical Protective Program

    Published: Jan 1996


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    Abstract

    The ASTM Committee F23.7 on use has written a new standard practice for the development and implementation of a management program for the selection, use and maintenance of clothing to provide protection against potentially hazardous chemicals. The practice lists 11 minimum program requirements including the requirement for a written program document. At this time, there are no specific regulatory requirements for a written program document for the selection and use of chemical protective clothing. Nevertheless, it is clear that a written management plan would be beneficial. The ASTM standard practice represents a consensus program document that should serve as a model for organizations interested in reducing the risk of worker injuries and illness from dermal hazards.

    Keywords:

    protective clothing, ASTM F1461, management programs, chemical protective clothing, worker protection, protective equipment


    Author Information:

    Mansdorf, SZ
    Chief Health Scientist, Mansdorf & Associates, Inc., Stow, OH


    Paper ID: STP14089S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14089S


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