ASTM E1972 - 04(2011)

    Standard Practice for Minimizing Effects of Aerosols in the Wet Metal Removal Environment

    Active Standard ASTM E1972 | Developed by Subcommittee: E34.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    Significance and Use

    Use of this practice will minimize occupational exposure to aerosols in the wet metal removal environment.

    Excessive exposures to metal removal fluid aerosols are associated with machinist complaints of respiratory irritation.

    Through implementation of this practice and incorporation of a metal removal fluid management program, appropriate product selection, appropriate machine tool design, selection, and maintenance, and control of microorganisms, users should be able to minimize complaints of machinist respiratory irritation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice sets forth guidelines for minimizing effects of aerosols in the wet metal removal environment.

    1.2 This practice incorporates all practical means and mechanisms to minimize aerosol generation and to control effects of aerosols in the wet metal removal environment.

    1.3 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.


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

    ASTM Standards

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D7049 Test Method for Metal Removal Fluid Aerosol in Workplace Atmospheres

    E1302 Guide for Acute Animal Toxicity Testing of Water-Miscible Metalworking Fluids

    E1370 Guide for Air Sampling Strategies for Worker and Workplace Protection

    E1497 Practice for Selection and Safe Use of Water-Miscible and Straight Oil Metal Removal Fluids

    E1542 Terminology Relating to Occupational Health and Safety

    E2144 Practice for Personal Sampling and Analysis of Endotoxin in Metalworking Fluid Aerosols in Workplace Atmospheres

    E2148 Guide for Using Documents Related to Metalworking or Metal Removal Fluid Health and Safety

    E2169 Practice for Selecting Antimicrobial Pesticides for Use in Water-Miscible Metalworking Fluids

    E2250 Method for Determination of Endotoxin Concentration in Water Miscible Metal Working Fluids

    OSHA (US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards

    29CFR1910.1200 Hazard Communication

    Other Documents

    MetalworkingFluids: Safety and Health Best Practices Manual Available from US Occupational Health and Safety Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210 or at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/metalworkingfluids/metalworkingfluids_manual.html


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.040.99 (Other standards related to air quality)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12161803(Aerosols)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1972-04R11

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