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New ASTM F2412 2011 Edition and ASTM F2413 2011 Edition Just Released for Protective Footwear and Toe Caps

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The ASTM F2412-11 and ASTM F2413-11 have just been released.  They are the essential ASTM standards on foot protection and safety toe caps.  The two documents replaced the ANSI Z41 standard back in 2005.  The new editions are available from Document Center Inc. in both paper and electronic format.

ASTM F2412, titled “Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection,” covers test methods that measure the resistance of footwear to a variety of hazards that can potentially result in injury.  Areas include:

Impact resistance for the toe area of footwear,

Compression resistance for the toe area of footwear,

Metatarsal protection that reduces the chance of injury to the metatarsal bones at the top of the foot,

Conductive properties which reduce hazards that may result from static electricity buildup, and reduce the possibility of ignition of explosives and volatile chemicals,

Electric Hazard by stepping on live wire,

Static dissipative (SD) properties to reduce hazards due to excessively low footwear electrical resistance that may exist where SD footwear is required, and

Puncture resistance footwear devices.

ASTM F2413, “Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear,” covers the minimum design, performance, testing, and classification requirements, and prescribes fit, function, and performance criteria for footwear designed to be worn to provide protection against a variety of workplace hazards that can potentially result in injury.

The specification is not intended to serve as a detailed manufacturing or purchasing specification, but can be referenced in purchase contracts to ensure that minimum performance requirements are met.

Footwear conforming to this specification shall meet the performance requirements for the following:

Impact resistance for the toe area of footwear,

Compression resistance for the toe area of footwear,

Metatarsal protection that reduces the chance of injury to the metatarsal bones at the top of the foot,

Conductive properties which reduce hazards that may result from static electricity buildup, and reduce the possibility of ignition of explosives and volatile chemicals,

Electric shock resistance,

Static dissipative (SD) properties to reduce hazards due to excessively low footwear resistance that may exist where SD footwear is required,

Puncture resistance of footwear bottoms,

Chain saw cut resistance, and

Dielectric insulation.

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