1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers acceptance testing of rubber insulating matting for use as a floor covering for protection of workers. 1.2 Two types of matting, differing in chemical and physical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Type I and Type II matting. 1.3 The following safety hazards caveat applies only to the test method portion, Sections 17 to 19, of this specification: 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. Note 1-Rubber insulating matting should remain flexible for use through normal temperature ranges. Note 2-Rubber as used in this specification is a generic term that includes elastomers and elastomer compounds, regardless of origin.