A new product now available for purchase from ASTM International, ASTM Standards on Occupational Footwear Protection, provides the latest standards for the protective footwear industry. Twelve standards help you comply with mandatory federal regulations on occupational foot protection. Occupational footwear manufacturers, construction and building trade professionals, occupational health and safety specialists, and homeland security personnel will benefit from the work.

The standards and the responsible groups include the following.

ASTM standards

* F 2412, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection

* F 2413, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection

* B 117, Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

* F 1116, Test Method for Determining Dielectric Strength of Dielectric Footwear

* F 1117, Specification for Dielectric Footwear

* F 1458, Test Methods for Foot Protection

* F 1818, Specification for foot Protection for Chainsaw Users

Federal standards

* CFR 1910.132, Personal Protective Equipment–General Requirements

* CFR 1910.136, Personal Protective Equipment–Occupational Foot Protection

CSA standard and guideline

* CAN/CSA Z 195 and Z 195.1, Protective Footwear and Guideline on Selection

ANSI standard

* ANSI-Z41, American National Standard for Personal Protection–Protective Footwear

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