This test method is used for evaluating hand dexterity while wearing gloves. The test method covers procedures in which the wearer performs bolt assembly and rope tying tasks. This test method is suitable for evaluating gloves and other forms of hand protection that are suitable for performing gross motor skills with the hands and fingers. 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 other hand functions of interest or protective properties. NOTE 1 This test method may not apply to all glove types or applications. 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. 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.
KeywordsHeavy duty gloves, glove function, whole hand dexterity
Within ASTM F23.60 there is a method of evaluating finger dexterity, however, there is not a method to evaluate whole hand dexterity while wearing gloves.
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