PEZZOL Safety Footwear Meets all the
US and European Safety Standards.

GUIDELINE TO ASTM FOOTWEAR STANDARD

Footwear comply with the basic requirements stated in the following normative references:
ASTM F 2412-05 or ASTM F 2412-11: Methods for testing footwear
ASTM F 2413-05 or ASTM F 2413-11: Requirement for safety footwear

These specifications cover the minimum requirements for design, performance, testing, and classification of footwear, designed to provide protection against a variety of workplace hazards that may potentially result in injury.

Safety footwear complying with to ASTM F 2413-05 or ASTM F 2413-11 can be men’s (“M” marking) and women’s (“F”) footwear.

Moreover footwear can be classified according to impact resistance and compression resistance. For each of these requirements there are two possible protection levels, that is Class 75 and Class 50. Class 75 is the highest protection level and it is recommended for most applications.

Impact resistance Class 75 (I / 75): footwear maintain a minimum interior height clearance of 12.7 mm (11.9 mm for women’s) during exposure to an impact energy of 101.7 J (75 ft-lbf).

Impact resistance Class 50 (I / 50): footwear maintain a minimum interior height clearance of 12.7 mm (11.9 mm for women’s) during exposure to an impact energy of 67.8 J (50 ft-lbf).

Compression resistance Class 75 (C / 75): footwear maintain a minimum interior height clearance of 12.7 mm (11.9 mm for women’s) during exposure to a compression load of 11 121 N (2500 lbf).

Compression resistance Class 50 (C / 50): footwear maintain a minimum interior height clearance of 12.7 mm (11.9 mm for women’s) during exposure to a compression load of 7784 N (1750 lbf).

Beside impact and compression resistance, safety footwear can be manufactured in order to provide protection against different hazards. Hereafter a summary of the other protection requirements of ASTM standard.

  • EH Electric Shock Resistant Footwear
  • SD Static Dissipative Footwear
  • PR Puncture Resistant Footwear
  • CD Conductive Protective Footwear
  • DI Dielectric Insulation
  • Mt Metatarsal Protective Footwear
  • CS Chain Saw Cut Resistant Footwear

GUIDELINE TO EUROPEAN FOOTWEAR STANDARDS

Footwear are conform to the basic requirements stated in the following normative references:

UNI EN ISO 20344:2007 or UNI EN ISO 20344:2011: Methods for testing footwear
UNI EN ISO 20345:2007 or UNI EN ISO 20345:2011: Requirement for safety footwear toecap impact resistance 200 J and compression strain 15 kN
UNI EN ISO 20346:2007: Requirement for safety footwear toecap impact resistance 100 J and compression strain 10 kN
UNI EN ISO 20347:2007: Requirement for occupational footwear NO specific toecap impact resistance.

Safety footwear conform to the UNI EN ISO 20345:2007 or UNI EN ISO 20345:2011 European standards are marked with an “S” (Standing for Safety). The “basic” shoes are marked with the letter “SB” (S=Safety – B=Base). These shoes must have the following minimum requirements: design, whole footwear, upper, vamp and quarter lining, tongue, outsole. The following acronyms indicate the slip resistance:

SRA: Slip resistance tested on ceramic tile plane with water and cleanser
SRB: Slip resistance tested on steel plane with glycerol
SRC: SRA + SRB

Additional requirements for special applications

  • A Anti-static footwear
  • WRU Water penetration and water absorption
  • E Energy absortion of seat region
  • FO (ex ORO) Outsole resistant to Hydrocarbons
  • P Penetration resistance
  • CI Cold insulation of sole complex
  • HI Heat insulation
  • HRO Resistance to hot contact
  • C Conductive footwear
  • I Electrically insulating footwear
  • CR Cut resistance
  • M Metatarsal protection
  • WR Water resistance
  • AN Ankle protection

Safety footwear, with more than one of the characteristics listed above, have specific marking categories:

S1: Closed seat region + Antistatic properties + Energy absorption of seat region
S2: As S1 + Water penetration and water absorption
S3: As S2 + Penetration resistance + Cleated outsole
S4: Antistatic properties + Energy absorption of seat region
S5: As S4 + Penetration resistance + Cleated outsole

Safetyfootwear with resistance to chain saw cutting have their own marking:
Symbols Chain Saw:
Class 1: test with chain saw with speed 20 m/s
Class 2: test with chain saw with speed 24 m/s
Class 3: test with chain saw with speed 28 m/s
Class 4: test with chain saw with speed 32 m/s

Footwear complying with EN ISO 20346:2007 standard are “Protective Footwear”: toecaps designed to give protection against impact when tested at an energy level of at least 100 J.
The identification code is the letter P (standing for “Protective”) instead of “S” (Safety Footwear):

P1: Closed seat region + Antistatic properties + Energy absorption of seat region
P2: As P1 + Water penetration and water absorption
P3: As P2 + Penetration resistance + Cleated outsole
P4: Antistatic properties + Energy absorption of seat region
P5: As P4 + Penetration resistance + Cleated outsole

Footwear complying with EN ISO 20347:2007 standard are “Occupational footwear” incorporating protective features to protect the wearer from injuries which could arise through accidents. The identification code is “O” (standing for “Occupational”) instead of the letters “S” and “P”:

01: Closed seat region + Antistatic properties + Energy absorption of seat region;
02: As O1 + Water penetration and water absorption;
03: As O2 + Penetration resistance + Cleated outsole;
04: Antistatic properties + Energy absorption of seat region;
05: As O4 + Penetration resistance + Cleated outsole.