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ASTM E2967

Standard Test Method for Assessing the Ability of Pre-wetted Towelettes to Remove and Transfer Bacterial Contamination on Hard, Non-Porous Environmental Surfaces Using the Wiperator

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 May 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 10
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This standard is designed for use with a mechanized device (the Wiperator; Appendix X1) to test pre-wetted towelettes.

Two species of vegetative bacteria, one Gram-positive coccus (Staphylococcus aureus) and one Gram-negative bacillus (Acinetobacter baumannii), representing important nosocomial pathogens, are used to separately contaminate disks of magnetized and brushed stainless steel in order to test the towelettes for their relative ability to:

Decontaminate non-porous environmental surfaces experimentally-contaminated with vegetative bacteria; and

Transfer any acquired bacterial contamination on the towelettes to clean surfaces.

This test method is not meant for use with towelettes for decontamination of skin.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses, if any, are for information only.

This test method should be performed by persons with training in microbiology in facilities designed and equipped for work with infectious agents at the appropriate biosafety level.

It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations are required and to follow them where appropriate.

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.

Document History

ASTM E2967
May 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Assessing the Ability of Pre-wetted Towelettes to Remove and Transfer Bacterial Contamination on Hard, Non-Porous Environmental Surfaces Using the Wiperator
This standard is designed for use with a mechanized device (the Wiperator; Appendix X1) to test pre-wetted towelettes. Two species of vegetative bacteria, one Gram-positive coccus (Staphylococcus...

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