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ASTM International to Host Informational Webinar on Barrier Face Covering Standard

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Today, members of ASTM International’s committee on personal protective clothing and equipment (F23) announced an upcoming informational webinar on the recently approved specification for barrier face coverings (F3502). The webinar will take place Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET via Zoom. 

The standard, which was published earlier this week in conjunction with a technical white paper on PPE, establishes minimum design, performance, labeling, and care requirements for reusable barrier face coverings. 

The no-cost webinar will feature presentations from the standard’s technical contacts, Jon Szalajda (NIOSH/CDC), and Jeff Stull (International Personnell Protection, Inc).

The informational overview will cover:

  • the scope of the standard,
  • the standard’s application, and
  • specific requirements related to:
    • product design,
    • labeling,
    • user information, and 
    • conformity assessment.

For more information, or to register for the webinar, click here

The barrier face covering standard is available at along with 28 other COVID-related standards as part of ASTM International’s ongoing commitment to providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment to combat the coronavirus public health emergency.

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