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The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, a preeminent source for technical documentation for industries world wide announced that the former ANSI Z41 Standard for Personal Protection Protective Footwear was withdrawn in 2005. It was replaced by two new ASTM standards, titled F 2413-05 Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection and F 2412-05 Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection. These new standards provide safety and performance standards previously put forward by ANSI since 1967. ASTM website www.astm.org

CAN/CSA-Z195-02 Protective Footwear

A National Standard of Canada approved March 2003 The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was chartered in 1919 and is a non-profit, voluntary membership association engaged in standards development and certification activities. The standards are used widely by industry and commerce and often adopted by municipal, provincial and federal governments in their regulations. CSA Standard Z195, Protective Footwear, covers the design and performance requirements for protective footwear, including toe protection, sole puncture protection, electric-shock resistant soles and other requirements relating to metatarsal protection and general stability of the footwear. CSA website www.csa.ca

Singapore Standard SS 513:2005 (ISO 20345:2004)

This Singapore Standard was prepared by the Technical Committee on Personal Safety and Ergonomics under the purview of the General Engineering and Safety Standards Committee. This standard, comprised of Part 1 and Part 2, upersedes SS 105: 1997 – ‘Safety footwear’. Part 1 specifies basic and additional (optional) requirements for safety footwear and Part 2 specifies methods for testing footwear designed as personal protective equipment.

Part 1 of SS 513 is identical with EN ISO 20345:2004 – ‘Personal protective equipment- Safety footwear’.
Part 2 of SS 513 is identical with EN ISO 20344:2004 Personal protective Equipment-
Test Methods for Footwear.
Singapore Standard website www.standards.org.sg

EN ISO 20345:2004

The European Standard was approved by CEN (European Committee for Standardization) on 2 January 2004 and supersedes EN 345. This European Standard specifies basic and additional (optional) requirements for safety footwear. The European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French and German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions. CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

EN website www.iso.org

EN Specification

EN 344-1 / EN ISO 20344 Standard

This standard defines the overall requirements and methods for safety footwear, protective footwear, and occupational shoes. It may be used only in conjunction with standards EN 345 -1 / EN ISO 20345, EN346-1 / EN ISO 20346 and EN347 -1 / EN ISO 20347, which specify the requirements for the shoes as a function of specific levels of risk involved.

EN345 - 1 / EN ISO 20345 Standard

Specification for safety footwear for the workplace. in reference to standard EN 344-1 / EN ISO 20344, this European standard defines the basic and - the additional (optional ) requirements for safety footwear for the workplace, marked s The shoe was designed, and are equipped with safety toe caps designed to woewithstand a maximum impact of 200 joules and crushing up to 15 KN.

EN 346-1 / EN ISO 20346 Standard

Specification for protective footwear marked P the shoe was designed and are equipped with safety toe caps designed to withstand a maximum impact of 100 joules and crushing up to 10 Kn..

EN 347-1 / EN ISO 20347 Standard

Specification for occupational shoes marked 0 These shoes are different from safety / protective footwear in that they have no protective toe cap for impact and crushing.

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