Protective clothing material resistance to hypodermic needle puncture
Occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens caused by needlestick injuries are a concern for healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers and others. This standard is used to decide what force, Newton, that is needed to penetrate a hypodermic needle through a protective material. The needle thickness is either 21, 25 or 28 gauge. The protection level is given in Newton.
ASTM F2878-10 has no pictogram.