1.1 This guide covers the outline of the basic safety guidelines to be used in a metallographic laboratory. Safe working habits are discussed for various tasks performed in a metallographic laboratory.
1.2 The sections appear in the following order
This guide 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)
E3 Practice for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
E7 Terminology Relating to Metallography
E340 Test Method for Macroetching Metals and Alloys
E407 Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys
E883 Guide for Reflected-Light Photomicrography
E1180 Practice for Preparing Sulfur Prints for Macrostructural Examination
E1558 Guide to Electrolytic Polishing of Metallographic Specimens
chemical spills; etching; fume hoods; grinding; heat treating; metallography; MSDS; photography; polishing; radiation; safety; specimen; sulfur printing; X-ray;
ICS Number Code 71.040.20 (Laboratory ware and related apparatus)
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ASTM E2014 - 11 Standard Guide on Metallographic Laboratory Safety