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ASTM E2875/E2875M-12(2021)

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

Standard Guide for Personal Protective Equipment for the Handling of Flat Glass E2875_E2875M-12R21 ASTM|E2875_E2875M-12R21|en-US Standard Guide for Personal Protective Equipment for the Handling of Flat Glass Standard new BOS Vol. 11.03 Committee E34
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Significance and Use

4.1 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.

4.2 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, 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.03
Developed by Subcommittee: E34.10
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/E2875_E2875M-12R21
ICS Code: 13.340.10; 81.100