CSA Group tests & certifies your protective footwear to applicable U.S. and Canadian standards, helping you to get your products to markets. Our experts in our network of offices and laboratories across North America, Europe and Asia are committed to serving you, no matter where you manufacture your products.
Testing & certification
When you work with CSA Group, you work with experts who can test & certify your safety shoes for the North American market to standards that include CSA Z195 and ASTM F2413. The CSA mark indicates to consumers that the footwear has been certified to meet applicable performance requirements for protection against:
- Electric shock
- Electrical conductivity
- Metatarsal impact
- Sole puncture
- Static discharge
- Toe impact
We published our first protective footwear standard in 1970. From its initial scope, CSA Z195 has evolved from impact and puncture protection to include additional requirements as defined by industry.
The related CSA Z195.1 guideline defines:
- How to establish a safety footwear program for specific work environments and job functions
- Personal hygiene practices
- Potential risks and hazards requiring protective footwear for employers, safety committees and workers
- Tips on the proper selection, maintenance, and disposal of safety footwear
Expertise at work for you
Our long history in developing protective footwear standards in conjunction with our technical proficiency, provides valuable knowledge throughout the testing & certification process. We will develop a testing & certification program to fit your needs, delivered by CSA Group technical representatives dedicated to seeing your project through from start to finish.