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Significance and Use
5.1 The procedure may be used to test the effectiveness of antimicrobial handwashing agents. The test formulations may be designed for frequent use to reduce the transient bacterial flora on hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs and other leave-on formulations used without the aid of water may be tested using Test Method E2755.
1.4 Performance of this procedure requires the knowledge of regulations pertaining to the protection of human subjects.2
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. For more specific precautionary statements see 8.2.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
E2755 Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hand Sanitizer Formulations Using Hands of Adults
ICS Number Code 71.100.40 (Surface active agents)
UNSPSC Code 51102700(Antiseptics); 47131803(Household disinfectants)
ASTM E1174-13, Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top