ASTM F1646 - 13

    Standard Terminology Relating to Safety and Traction for Footwear

    Active Standard ASTM F1646 | Developed by Subcommittee: F13.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology standard covers terminology used in safety and traction for footwear and related material.

    1.2 Words adequately defined in standard dictionaries are not included. Included are words that are particular to this industry.

    Note 1The following standards are currently under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee F13 on Safety and Traction for Footwear and are included in 2.1: Test Methods F489, F609, and F694; Practices F695 and F1637; and Guides F802 and F1240.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D5859 Test Method for Determining the Traction of Footwear on Painted Surfaces Using the Variable Incidence Tester

    F489 Test Method for Using a James Machine

    F609 Test Method for Using a Horizontal Pull Slipmeter (HPS)

    F694 Test Method for Heel-Attaching Strength of Womens Shoes

    F695 Practice for Ranking of Test Data Obtained for Measurement of Slip Resistance of Footwear Sole, Heel, and Related Materials

    F802 Guide for Selection of Certain Walkway Surfaces When Considering Footwear Traction

    F1240 Guide for Ranking Footwear Bottom Materials on Contaminated Walkway Surfaces According to Slip Resistance Test Results

    F1637 Practice for Safe Walking Surfaces

    F1694 Guide for Composing Walkway Surface Investigation, Evaluation and Incident Report Forms for Slips, Stumbles, Trips, and Falls

    F2508 Practice for Validation, Calibration, and Certification of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.61 (Clothing industry (Vocabularies)); 61.020 (Clothes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53110000(Footwear); 46181600(Safety footwear)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1646-13

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