ASTM E2706 - 18

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

    Active Standard ASTM E2706 | Developed by Subcommittee: E34.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice was developed to help manufacturers, designers, maintenance personnel, trainers, owners, employees, and customers of secure destruction services to provide a reasonable level of safety for everyone exposed to hazards of equipment used to provide those services.

    4.2 Sections 1 – 3 provide general information and definitions and apply to all plant-based and mobile secure destruction operations and equipment covered by this practice.

    4.3 Sections 5 – 8 provide requirements for design, manufacture, reconstruction, modification, operation, and maintenance of plant-based and mobile equipment used for secure destruction.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice sets forth criteria for the design, manufacture, assembly, modification, operation, maintenance, service, or repair of plant-based and mobile secure destruction equipment.

    1.2 This practice is applicable both to plant-based (fixed facility) and mobile (truck-based) secure destruction operations engaged in collecting, receiving, storing, processing, transporting, or combinations thereof, media and related items to provide for secure destruction by physical or electronic alteration.

    1.3 In this practice, minimum safety requirements are established with respect to secure destruction operations and equipment.

    1.4 This practice applies to both new and existing mobile and plant-based secure destruction equipment.

    1.5 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.6 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.

    1.7 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

    D4956 Specification for Retroreflective Sheeting for Traffic Control

    E1542 Terminology Relating to Occupational Health and Safety


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene); 13.110 (Safety of machinery)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E2706-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2706-18, Standard Practice for Equipment Technology and Operations for Mobile and Plant-Based Secure Destruction Safety Requirements, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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