ASTM E1542 - 20a

    Standard Terminology Relating to Occupational Health and Safety

    Active Standard ASTM E1542 | Developed by Subcommittee: E34.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology standard provides a compilation of consensus definitions of terms used in ASTM occupational safety and health standards.

    1.2 This terminology standard does not purport to be an exhaustive lexicon. Rather it defines terms relevant to occupational health and safety.

    1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1132 Practice for Health Requirements Relating to Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

    E2349 Practice for Safety Requirements in Metal Casting Operations: Sand Preparation, Molding, and Core Making; Melting and Pouring; and Cleaning and Finishing

    E2350 Guide for Integration of Ergonomics/Human Factors into New Occupational Systems

    E2523 Terminology for Metalworking Fluids and Operations

    E2875 Guide for Personal Protective Equipment for the Handling of Flat Glass


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.13 (Environment and health protection. Safety (Vocabularies)); 13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1542-20A

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1542-20a, Standard Terminology Relating to Occupational Health and Safety, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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