This is the sixth edition of CSA Z195, Protective footwear, covering design and performance requirements for protective footwear, including toe protection, sole puncture protection, metatarsal protection, electric-shock-resistant soles, slip-resisting soles, and other requirements relating to the general stability of footwear. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2002, 1992, 1984, and 1981, and the first edition, entitled Safety Footwear, published in 1970.
This Standard deals with new protective footwear and includes requirements for two grades of toe impact resistance, as well as special requirements for sole plate performance, metatarsal protection, electric-shock protection, sole flex durability, conductivity, and chainsaw protection. (See Figures 1 and 2 for footwear and foot nomenclature used in this Standard.)
This Standard also provides requirements for static-dissipative footwear, with or without toe impact resistance.
This Standard also provides requirements for slip-resisting footwear, with or without other protective features.
Electrical flash and flame protection, ankle protection, firefighter's footwear, spiked climber's footwear, and riot boots are not specifically addressed in this Standard. While the specific protection required by these applications is not covered, impact, puncture, and static-dissipative criteria may be applied to other types of footwear as appropriate.
In CSA Standards, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.