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Significance and Use
The test method is intended to provide a quantitative measurement about the effect of gloves on wearer dexterity by comparing the times required to perform a simple task with and without gloves.
This test method does not discriminate all glove effects on wearer hand function or apply to all glove types and applications. Additional evaluations or tests representative of the glove use application should be performed to determine the overall impact of gloves on wearer hand function.
1.1 This test method is used for evaluating hand dexterity while wearing gloves.
1.1.1 This test method covers procedures in which the wearer picks up small objects between the thumb and index finger.
1.2 This test method is suitable for evaluating gloves and other forms of hand protection that allow the wearer to pick up small objects between their thumb and index finger.
1.3 This test method does not address all effects of glove use on hand function. Other methods should be considered to evaluate the effects of gloves on grip, tactility, and other hand functions of interest.
Note 1—This test method may not apply to all glove types or applications.
1.4 The values stated in SI units or in other units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.
1.5 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.
F1494 Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing
ICS Number Code 13.180 (Ergonomics)
UNSPSC Code 46181504(Protective gloves)