ASTM Standards & COVID-19

ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment - including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers - to support manufacturers, test labs, health care professionals, and the general public as they respond to the global COVID-19 public health emergency. Click “Access” below, register if you are a new user to our reading room and then you may access and download a PDF of the standards relevant to the global health pandemic. You will be asked to login at no cost to you.

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Masks

ASTM F2299/F2299M-03(2017) Standard Test Method for Determining the Initial Efficiency of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Particulates Using Latex Spheres

ASTM F2101-19 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of Medical Face Mask Materials, Using a Biological Aerosol of Staphylococcus aureus

ASTM F2100-19 Standard Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks

ASTM F2100-19E01 Spécification normalisée pour la performance des matériaux utilisés dans les masques médicaux

ASTM F1862/F1862M-17 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Synthetic Blood (Horizontal Projection of Fixed Volume at a Known Velocity)

ASTM F1494-14 Standard Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing

ASTM F3407-20 Standard Test Method for Respirator Fit Capability for Negative-Pressure Half-Facepiece Particulate Respirators


Medical Gowns

ASTM F2407 - 06(2013)e1 Standard Specification for Surgical Gowns Intended for Use in Healthcare Facilities

ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 13 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System

ASTM F1868 - 17 Standard Test Method for Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate

ASTM D751 - 19 Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

ASTM D1683/D1683M-17(2018) Standard Test Method for Failure in Sewn Seams of Woven Fabrics

ASTM D1776/D1776M-20 Standard Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

ASTM D5034-09(2017) Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)

ASTM D5587-15(2019) Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure

ASTM D5733 - 99 Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Nonwoven Fabrics by the Trapezoid Procedure (Withdrawn 2008)

ASTM D6701-16 Standard Test Method for Determining Water Vapor Transmission Rates Through Nonwoven and Plastic Barriers

ASTM F1494-14 Standard Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing


Gloves

ASTM D6319-19 Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Application

ASTM D3578-19 Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves

ASTM D5250-19 Standard Specification for Poly(vinyl chloride) Gloves for Medical Application

ASTM D6977-19 Standard Specification for Polychloroprene Examination Gloves for Medical Application


Hand Sanitizers

ASTM E2755-15 Standard Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Healthcare Personnel Hand Rub Formulations Using Hands of Adults

ASTM E1174-13 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations

ASTM E3058-16 Standard Test Method for Determining the Residual Kill Activity of Hand Antiseptic Formulations

ASTM E1838-17 Standard Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults

ASTM E2613-14 Standard Test Method for Determining Fungus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using Fingerpads of Adults

ASTM E2870-19 Standard Practice for Evaluating Relative Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Handwashing Formulations using the Palmar Surface and Mechanical Hand Sampling

ASTM E2011-13 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Formulations for Virus-Eliminating Activity Using the Entire Hand


Respirators

ASTM F3387-19 Standard Practice for Respiratory Protection


Thermometers

ASTM E1104-98 Standard Specification for Clinical Thermometer Probe Covers and Sheaths


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Additional Resources

Subcommittee on antimicrobial agents' guidance on viruses that may be used in SARS-CoV-2 research focusing on environmental survival and decontamination strategies.