1. Scope 1.1 This practice establishes options for conformity assessment requirements that relate to personal protective clothing and equipment (PPE) end product specifications. These options can be used to determine conformity assessment requirements in a companion ASTM Standard Practice document related to an end product specification, or the conformity assessment requirements can be stated in an end product performance specification. 1.2 This practice defines conformity assessment options consistent with U.S. HHS NIOSH National Framework for Personal Protective Equipment Conformity Assessment Infrastructure as a means to manage the risks to defined hazards to wearers from non-conforming PPE. 1.3 This practice identifies potential hazard and risk assessment outcomes for which a conformity assessment scheme can be developed to manage those risks. 1.4 This practice is intended to provide consistent language related to conformity assessment activities and requirements in a companion ASTM Standard Practice document related to an end product specification, or conformity assessment requirements stated in an end product specification. 1.5 This practice is intended to be applied to end product specifications as determined by the ASTM standards development committee. Other standards-writing groups may also apply this practice to their specifications. 1.6 This practice is not intended to require the addition of conformity assessment requirements to any end product specification or its components. 1.7 It is not the intent of this Practice to prescribe any particular model of conformity assessment for an end product specification or its components. 1.8 It is not the intent of this Practice to prescribe any particular model of conformity assessment for any product. The level of rigor and independence in a given conformity assessment program is to be determined by a conformity assessment scheme (program) owners or the end product specification writers, and should be based, at a minimum, on the criteria contained in Section 6 of this document. 1.9 This practice is not intended to supersede any federal, state or local laws or requirements for product certification or evaluation. 1.10 This practice does not claim to address the safety concerns associated with a products use. It is the responsibility of the user to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
KeywordsAccreditation; Conformity Assessment; Scheme Owner; Mark of Conformity; Supplier Declaration of Conformity; Hazard/Risk
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