SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

Implementation of the New ASTM F1461 Practice for a Chemical Protective Program


The ASTM Committee F23.7 on use has written a new standard practice for the development and implementation of a management program for the selection, use and maintenance of clothing to provide protection against potentially hazardous chemicals. The practice lists 11 minimum program requirements including the requirement for a written program document. At this time, there are no specific regulatory requirements for a written program document for the selection and use of chemical protective clothing. Nevertheless, it is clear that a written management plan would be beneficial. The ASTM standard practice represents a consensus program document that should serve as a model for organizations interested in reducing the risk of worker injuries and illness from dermal hazards.

Author Information

Mansdorf, SZ
Mansdorf & Associates, Inc., Stow, OH
Price: $25.00
Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Developed by Committee: F23
Pages: 498–503
DOI: 10.1520/STP14089S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5317-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1987-1