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.
1.1 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.
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) Standards29CFR1910.1200 Hazard Communication
Other DocumentsMetalworkingFluids: 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 Number Code 13.040.99 (Other standards related to air quality)