The purpose of this standard is to establish the rules and specifications for safety that apply in the design, use, and care of powerdriven brushing tools. It includes specifications for shanks, adapters, flanges, collets, chucks, and safety guards and rules for the proper storage, handling, mounting, and use of brushes. It embraces configurations of brushing tools whose functional performance is accomplished by power-driven operation. Covered are brushing tools whose brushing elements are made up of ferrous wire, nonferrous wire, plastic, abrasive filaments, vegetable fibers, animal hair, or other materials, and brushes fabricated with any combination of such elements.
Brushing tools whose primary function is vehicle or train washing, carpet sweeping, dental hygiene, floor maintenance, sewer cleaning, street sweeping, and brushing tools manufactured in accordance with other applicable American National Standards are not covered.