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|This standard addresses the classification and testing of hand
protection for specific performance properties related to chemical
and industrial applications. Hand protection includes gloves,
mittens, partial gloves, or other items covering the hand or a
portion of the hand that are intended to provide protection against
or resistance to a specific hazard.
This standard provides performance ranges for many different
properties based on standardized test methods. Descriptions of the
test methods used in this standard are provided in Appendix C.
Different levels of performance are specified for each property
with zero (0) representing the minimal protection or none at
The standard does not address protection from electric shock,
ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, every type of thermal exposure
and harmful temperature extreme, and every type of exposure to
chemicals, biological agents, or other hazardous substances. This
standard does not address protection for welding, emergency
response applications or fire fighter applications. Other factors
to be considered when selecting hand protection are identified in
Appendix D and Appendix E.
The purpose of this standard is to provide manufacturers with a
mechanism to classify their products for specified areas of glove
performance. The information from this testing and classification
can be used to help users to select appropriate hand
DISCLAIMER: Manufacturers of hand protection items determine
which tests apply to their products in order to represent a
product's performance to individual test classifications of this
Representations by manufacturers regarding a product's
compliance with a particular test criterion do not mean, nor should
it be implied, that the product meets any other test selection
criteria unless specifically stated.
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