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ASTM WK84747

Revision of F496-20 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves


This revision is an attempt to clarify Section 7.1 in ASTM F496-20. The sentence "Gloves or sleeves that have been electrically tested but not issued for service shall not be placed into service unless they have been electrically tested within the previous twelve months" has as many interpretations as people reading it. Recent OSHA letters of interpretation have only further muddied the waters. The Task Group feels that this revised section more clearly explains the actual intent of the original sentence.


Developed by Subcommittee: F18.15

Committee: F18

Staff Manager: Krista Robbins

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Date Initiated: 01-09-2023

Technical Contact: Stephen Mayfield

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