ASTM International - ASTM E860-97
Standard Practice for Examining and Testing Items that Are or May Become Involved in Litigation
|Publication Date:||10 January 1997|
|ICS Code (Product and company certification. Conformity assessment):||03.120.20|
1.1 This practice sets forth guidelines for the examination and testing of actual items or systems (hereinafter termed evidence) that may have been involved in a specific incident that is or is reasonably expected to be the subject of products liability litigation. This practice is intended to become applicable when it is determined that examination or testing of the evidence is required. Testing, examination, and alterations that occur in the course of ordinary service or repair operations would not fall within the scope of this practice.
1.2 For additional standards promulgated by ASTM Subcommittee E-30.40 on Technical Aspects of Products Liability Litigation, see Practice E620, E678, and E1020.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.