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Significance and Use
The goal of this guide is to aid in the selection of PPE for the handling of glass that will best protect the affected employee from the remaining hazards identified in the local hazard assessment process.
This guide assumes that a proper hazard assessment has been conducted, the hazards have been mitigated to the greatest extent possible by non-PPE means (engineering, administrative or work practice controls), and a hazard still exists that can only feasibly be controlled by the use of PPE.
1.1 This guide covers the minimum requirements for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safe handling of flat glass.
1.2 Purpose—When engineering, administrative, and work practice controls are not feasible, the remaining hazard must be controlled with personal protective equipment (PPE). This guide will provide direction on what PPE should be utilized. Following this guidance will help to minimize the possibility or severity of injuries or both to personnel while working with or in the vicinity of flat glass.
1.3 Nothing in this guide shall be interpreted as requiring any action that violates any statute or requirement of any federal, state, or other regulatory agency.
1.4 This guide may be used by employers and employees. The required PPE shall be evaluated on a regular basis to determine suitability.
1.5 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products
E1542 Terminology Relating to Occupational Health and Safety
F1494 Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing
F1790 Test Method for Measuring Cut Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing
Other StandardsANSI/ISEA 105 American National Standard for Hand Protection Selection Criteria Available from the International Safety Equipment Association, 1901 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209-1762. EN 388 Protective Gloves Giving Protection from Mechanical Risks Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing); 81.100 (Equipment for the glass and ceramics industries)
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ASTM E2875 / E2875M-12, Standard Guide for Personal Protective Equipment for the Handling of Flat Glass, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top