1.1 This practice covers the informational content of labels in or on chemical protective clothing.
1.2 This practice details the recommended format and minimal content of the information to be included on the labels used for chemical protective clothing.
1.3 Protective clothing is defined as any single item or combination of items used for the purpose of isolating parts of the body from direct contact with a potential hazard. It does not include individual parts of a protective clothing item designed to be worn as part of another item (for example, a faceshield or lens) unless it may be worn independently of the other items and still be used in a protective manner. For example, a glove or boot unless permanently attached would be considered a protective clothing item requiring labeling, while a visor or vent valve would not. In summary, the intent of this practice is to only require labeling of parts of an ensemble that can be used independently for the protection of the user.
1.4 This practice does not cover user information provided by means other than item labeling such as instructions, informational packets, brochures, or other written means.
1.5 This practice excludes those items covered under 16 CFR 303 unless specifically designed for use as chemical protective clothing.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.