ASTM E3212 - 19

    Standard Guide for Selection and Procurement of Protective Gloves Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections

    Active Standard ASTM E3212 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended to assist law enforcement and corrections officers in selecting and purchasing protective gloves that both meet their needs and have been demonstrated to meet relevant performance requirements of Specification E3109.

    4.2 The guide explains the performance requirements, performance ratings, and test methods for assessing performance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide addresses selection and procurement of protective gloves worn by law enforcement and corrections officers.

    1.2 This guide explains to end users the content and value of the two below listed standards and how to procure gloves that meet their requirements.

    1.2.1 Specification E3109

    1.2.1.1 The purpose of Specification E3109 is to provide performance requirements, performance ratings, and test methods for the evaluation of protective gloves used in law enforcement and corrections applications.

    1.2.1.2 Test methods and performance ratings are included to aid glove purchasers and end users in their evaluation of whether a protective glove meets their needs. It is not required that a glove meet every performance requirement specified in this specification.

    1.2.2 Practice E3108

    1.2.2.1 Practice E3108 establishes the conformity assessment requirements for protective gloves worn by law enforcement and corrections officers and provides two options for verifying that protective gloves meet requirements: (1) supplier’s declaration of conformity (SDOC) and (2) certification.

    1.2.2.2 The practice is intended to be used by purchasers and suppliers in the procurement of gloves that meet Specification E3109, and the purchaser is responsible for selecting either SDOC or certification.

    1.3 This guide and the aforementioned standards were developed based on a survey of end users regarding hazards of concern and operational requirements of officers. (See Section 5.)

    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

    E3108 Practice for Conformity Assessment of Protective Gloves Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers

    E3109 Specification for Protective Gloves Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers

    F2010 Test Method for Evaluation of Glove Effects on Wearer Finger Dexterity Using a Modified Pegboard Test

    ISO Standards

    ISO/IEC 17000


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.40 (Hand and arm protection)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E3212-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3212-19, Standard Guide for Selection and Procurement of Protective Gloves Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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