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Significance and Use
This practice describes the minimum information to be provided by the seller to the buyer or end user related to the wearing, care, and maintenance of chemical protective clothing. Adherence to this practice allows written information to be provided with the protective clothing to purchasers by means of labels, pamphlets, or other documents.
Not every element of this practice may be applicable to all chemical protective clothing components or configurations. It is the seller's responsibility to determine which portions of this practice, and the corresponding requirements, are applicable to their protective clothing products. For informational requirements that are not applicable because of the nature of the product and intended use, the seller is to indicate and describe those portions or requirements that are not applicable.
All information related to wearing, decontamination, care, and maintenance shall be written in a manner so that the end user can readily understand the details. To emphasize important limitations, bold lettering and explicit warning terminology (for example, signal words such as Danger, Warning, and Caution (described in ANSI Z535.4)) shall be used. Where possible, pictograms and illustrations shall be used to convey specific instructions. The use of symbols, such as those provided in the care of textile products in Guide D5489, are appropriate for indicating specific care procedures used in cleaning protective clothing.
1.1 This practice describes the recommended minimum information to be conveyed by the sellers to end users for the wearing, care, and maintenance of chemical protective clothing.
1.1.1 This practice does not cover specific instructions for when to use protective clothing or design requirements.
1.1.2 This practice does not apply to protective clothing that is solely for protection against flame and thermal hazards.
1.2 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.
1.3 This practice recommends the minimum information needed to properly implement Sections 10 and 11 of Practice F1461.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D5489 Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products
F1461 Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing Program
ANSI StandardZ535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels, 1991
ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control); 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)
UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)
ASTM F2061-12, Standard Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing: Wearing, Care, and Maintenance Instructions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top