Historical Standard: ASTM E1327-90(1995)e1 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Health Care Personnel Handwash Formulations by Utilizing Fingernail Regions
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1.1 This test method covers the determination of ability of antimicrobial handwashing agents to give reductions of transient microbial flora (bacterial flora) when used in a hand washing procedure.
1.2 A knowledge of microbiological techniques is required for these procedures.
1.3 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. For more specific hazard statements, see Note 1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
E1838 Test Method for Determining the Virus-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults
E2276 Test Method for Determining the Bacteria-Eliminating Effectiveness of Hygienic Handwash and Handrub Agents Using the Fingerpads of Adults