Work Item
ASTM WK76082

New Test Method for Bench-Scale Evaluation of Flame-Resistant Gloves for Protection Against Fire Simulations (Hand Form Method)

1. Scope

This Committee will develop standard specifications, test methods, practices, guides, terminology, and classifications for protective clothing and related personal protective equipment (PPE) designed and constructed to protect the user from potential occupational hazards. Where applicable, this committee will also develop the requirements for conformity assessment of protective clothing and related personal protective equipment. This Committee will coordinate its efforts with other ASTM Committees and outside organizations having mutual interests.


flash fire; flame testing; textile flammability; instrumented hand form; flammability testing; protective clothing; gloves; thermal testing


This draft Standard is a result of multiple Task Group meetings throughout 2020. This test method was originally drafted as part of the same standard being developed under WK70964. At a recent Subcommittee meeting, the preference of the Subcommittee was to create two separate but parallel Standards. This is similar to that effort in many ways except this draft standard involves only the instrumented Hand Form in place of the instrumented cylinder in WK70964.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F23.80

Committee: F23

Staff Manager: Mary Mikolajewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-26-2021

Technical Contact: Brian Shiels

Item: 002

Ballot: F23.80 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: F23.80 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: F23 (21-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item