ASTM International - ASTM E3212-19

Standard Guide for Selection and Procurement of Protective Gloves Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 May 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 11
significance And Use:

4.1 This guide is intended to assist law enforcement and corrections officers in selecting and purchasing protective gloves that both meet their needs and have been demonstrated to meet relevant... View More

scope:

1.1 This guide addresses selection and procurement of protective gloves worn by law enforcement and corrections officers.

1.2 This guide explains to end users the content and value of the two below listed standards and how to procure gloves that meet their requirements.

1.2.1 Specification E3109: 

1.2.1.1 The purpose of Specification E3109 is to provide performance requirements, performance ratings, and test methods for the evaluation of protective gloves used in law enforcement and corrections applications.

1.2.1.2 Test methods and performance ratings are included to aid glove purchasers and end users in their evaluation of whether a protective glove meets their needs. It is not required that a glove meet every performance requirement specified in this specification.

1.2.2 Practice E3108: 

1.2.2.1 Practice E3108 establishes the conformity assessment requirements for protective gloves worn by law enforcement and corrections officers and provides two options for verifying that protective gloves meet requirements: (1) supplier's declaration of conformity (SDOC) and (2) certification.

1.2.2.2 The practice is intended to be used by purchasers and suppliers in the procurement of gloves that meet Specification E3109, and the purchaser is responsible for selecting either SDOC or certification.

1.3 This guide and the aforementioned standards were developed based on a survey of end users regarding hazards of concern and operational requirements of officers. (See Section 5.)

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E3212-19
May 1, 2019
Standard Guide for Selection and Procurement of Protective Gloves Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections
1.1 This guide addresses selection and procurement of protective gloves worn by law enforcement and corrections officers. 1.2 This guide explains to end users the content and value of the two below...
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