ASTM publishes standard for PPE for handling flat glass
ASTM International Committee E34 on Occupational Health and Safety has approved a new standard, ASTM E2875/E2875M, "Guide for Personal Protective Equipment for the Handling of Flat Glass." The goal of the standard is to help users select personal protective equipment. In addition to highlighting the critical areas of risk to the body from glass handling, the standard emphasizes the need for risk assessments — particularly to the neck and other major artery areas—explains cut test standards and describes personal protective equipment materials of construction, according to a July 24 ASTM release.
“ASTM E2875/E2875M will be helpful to end users, particularly glass companies or locations that may not have as much exposure/awareness regarding available personal protective equipment in the industry,” said Michael Marsala, safety and loss control manager, Guardian Industries Corp., in the release. “It can also be helpful to anyone who handles glass in that these risks can exist with glass installers and replacers as well.”
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