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Significance and Use
This guide provides a method for comparing footwear bottom materials based on their slip characteristics on contaminated surfaces.
In places where the presence of contamination is expected and in places where it is not feasible to keep walkway surfaces continually clean and dry, it may be appropriate to suggest footwear bottom materials with better slip resistance test results (that is, a lower total ranking number). Examples could include food preparation areas, rendering operations, places where machine oil is used, and cargo handling areas.
This guide may be useful to safety professionals, union officials, and company management.
1.1 This guide describes a method for ranking slip resistance test results of footwear bottom materials on contaminated walkway surfaces.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
ICS Number Code 61.060 (Footwear)
UNSPSC Code 53110000(Footwear)
ASTM F1240-01(2009), Standard Guide for Ranking Footwear Bottom Materials on Contaminated Walkway Surfaces According to Slip Resistance Test Results, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top