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Significance and Use
General—This practice contains the recommendations for minimal informational requirements for the identification of chemical protective clothing items. It is intended to provide the user with some of the basic information necessary for the proper selection and use of the chemical protective clothing when comparing resistance data derived from ASTM performance testing.
1.1 This practice covers the informational content of labels in or on chemical protective clothing.
1.2 This practice details the recommended format and minimal content of the information to be included on the labels used for chemical protective clothing.
1.3 Protective clothing is defined as any single item or combination of items used for the purpose of isolating parts of the body from direct contact with a potential hazard. It does not include individual parts of a protective clothing item designed to be worn as part of another item (for example, a faceshield or lens) unless it may be worn independently of the other items and still be used in a protective manner. For example, a glove or boot unless permanently attached would be considered a protective clothing item requiring labeling, while a visor or vent valve would not. In summary, the intent of this practice is to only require labeling of parts of an ensemble that can be used independently for the protection of the user.
1.4 This practice does not cover user information provided by means other than item labeling such as instructions, informational packets, brochures, or other written means.
1.5 This practice excludes those items covered under 16 CFR 303 unless specifically designed for use as chemical protective clothing.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ANSI StandardsANSI/ISEA 101-1996 (2008) Standard for Limited-Use and Disposable Coveralls--Size and Labeling Requirements Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
Code of Federal Regulation
ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)
UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)
ASTM F1301-90(2011)e1, Standard Practice for Labeling Chemical Protective Clothing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top