OSHA Requirements for Building Ventilation For workers in the manufacturing, agricultural and construction industries, the risk of foot injuries is an everyday hazard. Hot substances, falling objects, corrosive materials, hydraulic equipment, cutting and crushing machinery, and electrical hazards can all cause serious injuries if workers are not properly protected. Why Have Protective Footwear Standards? Statistics tell an important story when it comes to the health and safety of U.
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With this merger, F13 oversees the redrafting of ANSI Z41 performance requirements and test method standards for safety footwear. The new standards F and F will permit the continued use of safety and performance standards previously provided in the ANSI document, which has been an important part of worker safety since The new standards continue the long-standing effort to help protect against toe, metatarsal and foot bottom injuries.
The new ASTM protective footwear standards are enhanced with expanded information on upper class 50 and class 75 toe protection performance requirements. Therefore, the majority of existing industry inventory of product and product-information that is labeled or advertised as in compliance with the ANSI Z41 standard should be compliant with the new ASTM standards.
However, manufacturers are cautioned to review the new documents and the changes to ensure such compliance. Manufacturers are generally not prohibited from labeling a product with an outdated standard, should a request or situation require labeling that indicates compliance with the Z41 standard - as long as the standard is publicly available and it is recommended that the recipient of the product be informed that more technically current documentation is available an example may be a request that, in its specifications, refers to a dated regulation citing the Z41 document.
ASTM standards are officially designated upon their approval and publication, and the year-date assigned to them reflects the approval date. As future technical changes are made to these standards, the year date will be updated to reflect that revisions have been made. Manufacturers should monitor F
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