ASTM F2061 - 17

    Standard Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing: Wearing, Care, and Maintenance Instructions

    Active Standard ASTM F2061 | Developed by Subcommittee: F23.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice describes the minimum information to be provided by the manufacturer or seller to the buyer or end user related to the wearing, care, and maintenance of chemical protective clothing. Adherence to this practice allows written information to be provided with the protective clothing to purchasers by means of labels (such as labels complying with Practice F1301), pamphlets, or other documents.

    4.2 Not every element of this practice may be applicable to all chemical protective clothing components or configurations. It is the manufacturer’s or seller’s responsibility to determine which portions of this practice, and the corresponding requirements, are applicable to their chemical protective clothing products. For informational requirements that are not applicable because of the nature of the product and intended use, the manufacturer or seller is to indicate and describe those portions or requirements that are not applicable.

    4.3 All information related to wearing, decontamination, care, and maintenance are required to be written in a manner so that the end user can readily understand the details. To emphasize important limitations, bold lettering and explicit warning terminology (for example, signal words such as ‘danger,’ ‘warning,’ and ‘caution’ (described in ANSI Z535.4)) are to be used. Where possible, pictograms and illustrations are required to convey specific instructions. In addition, the use of symbols, such as those provided in the care of textile products in Guide D5489, are appropriate for indicating specific care procedures used in cleaning protective clothing where applicable.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the recommended minimum information to be conveyed by the manufacturers or sellers to buyers or end users for the wearing, care, and maintenance of chemical protective clothing.

    1.1.1 This practice does not cover specific instructions for how to select and when to use protective clothing or design requirements.

    1.1.2 This practice does not apply to protective clothing that is solely intended for protection against flame and thermal hazards.

    1.2 Information provided by this practice aids organizations that select and use chemical protective clothing in their implementation of requirements established in Sections 10 and 11 of Practice F1461.

    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

    D5489 Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products

    F1301 Practice for Labeling Chemical Protective Clothing

    F1461 Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing Program

    F1494 Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing

    ANSI Standard

    Z535.4 Standard for Product Safety Signs and Labels, 1991


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control); 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53100000(Clothing)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2061-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2061-17, Standard Practice for Chemical Protective Clothing: Wearing, Care, and Maintenance Instructions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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