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    ASTM F3445 - 21

    Standard Specification for Performance Requirements when Evaluating Slip Resistance of Protective (Safety) Footwear using ASTM F2913 Whole Shoe Test Method

    Active Standard ASTM F3445 | Developed by Subcommittee: F13.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers minimum slip resistance requirements for the performance of protective (safety) footwear and is intended to help reduce potential injuries. Controlled laboratory tests used to determine compliance with this performance specification shall not be deemed as establishing performance levels for all situations to which individuals may be exposed to.

    1.2 The cited Test Method F2913 allows for testing of alternative flooring or contaminates, or both. It is suggested that testing those alternatives be considered should specific workplace hazards exist.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    F1646 Terminology Relating to Walkway Safety and Footwear

    F2413 Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear

    F2892 Specification for Performance Requirements for Soft Toe Protective Footwear (Non-Safety / Non-Protective Toe)

    F2913 Test Method for Measuring the Coefficient of Friction for Evaluation of Slip Performance of Footwear and Test Surfaces/Flooring Using a Whole Shoe Tester


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3445-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3445-21, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements when Evaluating Slip Resistance of Protective (Safety) Footwear using ASTM F2913 Whole Shoe Test Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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