ASTM F462 - 79(2007)

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Slip-Resistant Bathing Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM F462 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification covers the slip resistance of bathtubs and shower structures or combinations, used for bathing or showering, or both, herein referred to as bathing facilities.

    1.2 This specification establishes definitions, methods of testing the slip resistance of bathing facilities, and the in-use performance requirements needed to minimize the accidents caused by slipperiness during any reasonable use.

    1.3 This consumer safety specification is intended to describe a means to reduce accidents to persons, especially children and the aged, resulting from the use of bathing facilities.

    The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification. 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.


    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

    D459 Terminology Relating to Soaps and Other Detergents

    D799 Specification for Liquid Toilet Soap

    Federal Specification

    PS-624g Soap, Toilet, Liquid and Paste


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.140.70 (Sanitary installations)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30181501(Bathtubs)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0462-79R07

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