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ASTM International (ASTM)
Title

"Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens Using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System "

Description

This test method is used to measure the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens using a surrogate microbe under conditions of continuous liquid contact. Protective clothing material pass/fail determinations are based on the detection of viral penetration.

Standard Type(s)
Test Method

A definitive procedure that produces a test result: Examples of test methods include, but are not limited to: identification, measurement, and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics, or properties. A precision and bias statement shall be reported at the end of a test method.

Personal Protective Equipment
Body Protection

All items of clothing and/or accessories (whether or not detachable) designed and manufactured to provide specific protection. This includes bullet-proof clothing, general protective clothing and full body ensembles that protect from cuts, radiation, temperature extremes, hot splashes from molten metals and other hot liquids, potential impacts from tools, machinery and materials and hazardous chemicals. Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits

  • Medical protective clothing
Hazards
Biological
  • Biological
SOC Codes
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
  • 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
    • 29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
    • 29-2011 Technologists, Blood Bank Laboratory
    • 29-2040 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Standard References
Referenced Standard

ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a - Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood

ASTM F903 - 18 - Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Liquids

29 CFR 1910.1030 - Bloodborne pathogens

Conformity Assessment Notes

This test method is based on Test Method F903 for measuring resistance of chemical protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids. This test method is normally used to evaluate specimens from individual finished items of protective clothing and individual samples of materials that are candidates for items of protective clothing.  Please see the full standard for complete details.

Comments

Additional References:

ASTM Standards

  • D1331 Test Methods for Surface and Interfacial Tension of Solutions of Surface-Active Agents
  • D1777 Test Method for Thickness of Textile Materials
  • D3776 Test Methods for Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric
  • D3862 Test Method for Retention Characteristics of 0.2-µm Membrane Filters Used in Routine Filtration Procedures for the Evaluation of Microbiological Water Quality
  • E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
  • E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging
  • F903 Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Liquids
  • F1670 Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood

Military Standard

  • MIL-STD-105 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes

ANSI/ASQC Standard

  • ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes

ISO Standard

  • ISO 2859-1 Sampling Plans for Inspection by Attributes

OSHA Standard

  • 29 CFR Part 1910.1030 “Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Final Rule,” Federal Register, Vol 56, No. 235, Dec. 6, 1991, pp. 64175-64182.6
Testing Laboratories
Nelson Laboratories, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT, 84123
Notes

FDA Registered and ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS

Contact

Phone Number: (801) 290-7500
Email: sdrosner@nelsonlabs.com

Accreditations

ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ASTM D5151 - 06(2015) , ASTM D6124 - 06(2017) , ANSI/AAMI PB70 , ASTM F1342 / F1342M - 05(2013)e1 , ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a , ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 13 , ASTM F1862 / F1862M - 17 , ASTM F2100 - 11(2018) , ASTM F2101 - 14 , ASTM F1819 - 07(2013) , ANSI/AAMI PB70 - Class 4 , ANSI/AAMI PB70 - Class 3

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