ASTM E2030 - 09a

    Standard Guide for Recommended Uses of Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings

    Active Standard ASTM E2030 | Developed by Subcommittee: E12.13

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    Photoluminescent safety markings may be used to indicate the direction of the means of egress (escape route).

    Note 1—Specification E 2072 covers photometric requirements for photoluminescent (phosphorescent) safety materials.

    Photoluminescent safety markings can be divided into the following categories:

    Floor Mounted MarkingsThese markings include floor tiles, stair treads, stair nosings, floor inserts, tactile warning strips, coatings, epoxy casting resins, and other markings attached to the floor.

    Wall Mounted MarkingsThese markings include coatings, wall bases, tapes, corner guards, signage, evacuation route diagrams, guidance strips, and other markings attached to walls, doors, handrails, columns, and other obstructions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide describes recommended uses and information on installation of photoluminescent safety markings. This guide does not establish a standard practice to follow. Required markings shall be installed in accordance with applicable building codes.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

    E2072 Specification for Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings

    E2238 Guide for Evacuation Route Diagrams

    ICC/ANSI Standard

    ICC/ANSIA117.1 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2030-09A

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