ASTM WK23145

    New Practice for Equipment Technology and Operations for Mobile and Plant-Based Secure Destruction Safety Requirements

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E34.10 | Committee E34 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is applicable to all persons and organizations that design, manufacture, assemble, modify, operate, clean, maintain, service, or repair mobile or plant-based secure destruction equipment. For the purposes of this practice, document destruction facilities shall be deemed as either a fixed location/building or a truck-mounted facility either of which engage in collecting, receiving, storing, processing, and/or transportation to provide for the secure destruction of media or other items by physical or electronic alteration. 1.2 In this practice, minimum safety requirements are established with respect to the design, manufacture, installation, reconstruction, modification, maintenance, and operation of document destruction facilities. 1.3 Exceptions and notes contained in this practice apply to the section or paragraph in which they are contained or to which they reference. Exceptions pertain to normative requirements. Notes are informative and provide guidance for the evaluation of a normative requirement.

    Commercial secure destruction has grown from an a relatively obscure service, often offered on a casual basis from within the broader framework of records storage or paper recycling, to a stand-alone dedicated industry sector with a unique operating profile and unique health and safety concerns.


    commercial secure destruction; document destruction facility; mobile secure destruction equipment; plant-based secure destruction equipment

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Lewis Barbe


    E34 (17-03)

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