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for industries world wide announced that the former ANSI Z41 Standard for Personal Protection Protective Footwear was withdrawn in 2005.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
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
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