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ASTM International (ASTM)
Title

"Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood Using a Mechanical Pressure Technique"

Description

This test method is used to evaluate the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to synthetic blood under the conditions of liquid contact and increasing direct mechanical pressure. The penetration resistance of protective clothing is based on visual detection of synthetic blood penetration at a specific applied mechanical pressure.

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
  • Biohazards
SOC Codes
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
  • 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
    • 29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
    • 29-2012 Medical Laboratory Technicians
Standard References
Referenced Standard

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

ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 13 - 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

ASTM F1414 - 15 - Standard test method for measurement of cut resistance to chain saw in lower body (legs) protective clothing

29 CFR 1910.1030 - Bloodborne pathogens

Conformity Assessment Notes

 This test method was modeled after a procedure commonly known as the Elbow Lean Test.8 The Elbow Lean Test involves the application of synthetic blood to an ink pad, placement of sample fabric over the blood soaked pad, placement of a blotter over the sample fabric, and applying elbow or fingertip pressure on top of the blotter. The blotter is then examined for staining as evidence of blood penetration. This test method provides similar procedures which standardize the test equipment and application of pressure through an adopted methodology.  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
  • E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
  • E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging
  • E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
  • F1494 Terminology Relating to Protective Clothing
  • F1670 Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Synthetic Blood
  • F1671 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

ANSI/ASQC Standards

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

ISO Standard

  • ISO 2859-1 Sampling Plans for Inspection by Attributes

Military Standard

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

OSHA Standard

  • CFR Part 1910.1030 Occupational Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens: Final Rule, Federal Register, Vol 56, No 235, Dec. 6, 1991, pp. 64175–64182.
Testing Laboratories
Trace Laboratories - Denver, CO, 80126
Contact

Phone Number: (410) 584 9099
Email: sbrammer@tracelabs.com

Accreditations

ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ASTM D5151 - 06(2015) , ASTM D6124 - 06(2017) , ASTM F1342 / F1342M - 05(2013)e1 , ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a , ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 13 , ASTM F2100 - 11(2018) , ASTM F2101 - 14 , ASTM F1819 - 07(2013)

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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