AATCC is the world's leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921.
AATCC is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, providing test method development, quality
control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.
AATCC Test Method 134-2006: Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons
with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public
facilities, and transportation.
4.15 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers.
4.15.2 Spout Height. Spouts shall be no higher than 36 in (915 mm), measured from the floor or ground
surfaces to the spout outlet.
4.15.3 Spout Location. The spouts of drinking fountains and water coolers shall be at the front of the unit
and shall direct the water flow in a trajectory that is parallel or nearly parallel to the front of the unit.
The spout shall provide a flow of water at least 4 in (100 mm) high so as to allow the insertion of a cup or
glass under the flow of water. On an accessible drinking fountain with a round or oval bowl, the spout must
be positioned so the flow of water is within 3 in (75 mm) of the front edge of the fountain.
4.15.4 Controls. Controls shall comply with 4.27.4. Unit controls shall be front mounted or side mounted near the front edge.
- (1) Wall- and post-mounted cantilevered units shall have a clear knee space between the bottom of
the apron and the floor or ground at least 27 in (685 mm) high, 30 in (760 mm) wide, and 17 in to
19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) deep. Such units shall also have a minimum clear
floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) to allow a person in a wheelchair to approach the
unit facing forward.
- EXCEPTION: These clearances shall not be required at units used primarily by children ages 12 and
younger where clear floor space for a parallel approach complying with 4.2.4 is provided and where the
spout is no higher than 30 in (760 mm), measured from the floor or ground surface to the spout outlet.
- (2) Free-standing or built-in units not having a clear space under them shall have a clear floor space
at least 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) that allows a person in a wheelchair to make a parallel
approach to the unit. This clear floor space shall comply with 4.2.4.
4.2.4 Clear Floor or Ground Space for Wheelchairs.
188.8.131.52 Size and Approach. The minimum clear floor or ground space required to accommodate a single, stationary
wheelchair and occupant is 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm). The minimum clear floor or ground
space for wheelchairs may be positioned for forward or parallel approach to an object.
Clear floor or ground space for wheelchairs may be part of the knee space required under some objects
4.2.5 Forward Reach. If the clear floor space only allows forward approach to an object, the maximum high forward
reach allowed shall be 48 in (1220 mm). The minimum low forward reach is 15 in (380 mm).
4.2.6 Side Reach. If the clear floor space allows parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair, the maximum high
side reach allowed shall be 54 in (1370 mm) and the low side reach shall be no less than 9 in (230 mm) above the
4.32.2 Seating. If seating spaces for people in wheelchairs are provided at fixed tables or counters, clear floor
space complying with 4.2.4 shall be provided. Such clear floor space shall not overlap knee space by more
than 19 in (485 mm)
4.32.3 Knee Clearances. If seating for people in wheelchairs is provided at tables or counters, knee spaces at
least 27 in (685 mm) high, 30 in (760 mm) wide, and 19 in (485 mm) deep shall be provided.
4.32.4 Height of Tables or Counters. The tops of accessible tables and counters shall be from 28 in to 34 in
(710 mm to 865 mm) above the finish floor or ground.
General. Benches required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.37.
4.37.2 Clear Floor or Ground Space. Clear floor or ground space complying with 4.2.4 shall be provided and shall
be positioned for parallel approach to a short end of a bench seat.
- EXCEPTION: Clear floor or ground space required by 4.37.2 shall be permitted to be obstructed by readily removable
seats in saunas and steam rooms.
4.37.3 Size. Benches shall be fixed and shall have seats that are 20 inches (510 mm) minimum to 24 inches (610 mm)
maximum in depth and 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum in length.
4.37.4 Back Support. Benches shall have back support that is 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum in length and that extends
from a point 2 inches (51 mm) maximum above the seat to a point 18 inches (455 mm) minimum above the seat.
4.37.5 Seat Height. Bench seats shall be 17 inches (430 mm) minimum to 19 inches (485 mm) maximum above the floor or
4.37.6 Structural Strength. Allowable stresses shall not be exceeded for materials used when a vertical or horizontal
force of 250 lbs. (1112 N) is applied at any point on the seat, fastener, mounting device or supporting structure.
Safety Requirements for Temporary Floors, Holes, Wall Openings, Stairways and Other Unprotected
Edges in Construction and Demolition Operations
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted
source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical
quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information
infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.
Standard specification for
Deformed and Plain Carbon Steel. This
specification covers deformed and plain carbon
steel bars for concrete reinforcement in cut
lengths and coils.
Standard Specification for
Zinc (Hot-Dipped Galvanized) Coating on Iron and Steel Products.
Standard Specification for
Seamless and Welded Stainless Steel Pipe.
Standard Specification for
Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless.
Static Coefficient of Friction Dry 0.65
Standard Test Method for Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces
by the Horizontal Dynamometer Pull-Meter Method
Specification for Portland Cement, specifically
Portland Cement Type 1, for use when the
special properties specified for any other type
are not required, and Portland Cement Type III,
for use when high early strength's desired.
This practice provides standardized requirements for
making, curing, protecting, and transporting concrete test specimens under field conditions.
This specification defines the requirements for
grading and quality of fine and coarse aggregate for use in concrete.
These test methods cover procedures for the testing of varnished cotton fabrics and varnished cotton fabric tapes to be used as
electrical insulation and are directly applicable to both "straight-cut" and "bias-cut" materials, unless otherwise stated in the test
Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomersâ€”Tension
Rubber and rubber products must resist the deterioration of physical properties with time caused by oxidative and thermal aging.
This test method provides a way to assess these performance characteristics of rubber, under certain accelerated conditions as
These test methods are useful in comparing stiffness of rubber materials in compression. They can be used by rubber technologists
to aid in development of materials for compressive applications.
Standard Guide for Exposing and Testing Plastics that Degrade in the Environment by a Combination of Oxidation
Vulcanized rubber and
thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) often fail in service due to the generation and propagation of a special type of rupture called a tear.
This test method measures the resistance to tearing action.
Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
Standard Test Method for Tear Resistance (Graves Tear) of Plastic Film and Sheeting
Standard Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials-Sponge or Expanded Rubber
This test method covers the measurement of the force required to pull a tuft completely out of a pile yarn floor covering sample.
Standard Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials - Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Foam (Closed-Cell)
Standard test method for
static and kinetic coefficients of friction of plastic film and sheeting.
Standard Test Method for Rubber Property-Durometer Hardness
Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure
(Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Testing Machine)
Standard Test Method for Ignition Characteristics of Finished Textile Floor Covering Materials
Abrasion resistance tests are intended to measure the wear resistance properties of a material. This may be correlated to
expected end use performance.
Standard Guide for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method)
Standard Test Methods for
Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric
The grab test procedure in this
test method for the determination of breaking force and elongation is considered satisfactory for acceptance
testing of commercial shipments of most woven or nonwoven textile fabrics, and the modified grab test
procedure is considered satisfactory for acceptance testing of commercial shipments of most woven textile
fabrics, since the procedures have been used extensively in the trade for acceptance testing.
Standard Test Method for Accelerated Soiling of Pile Yarn Floor Covering.
Standard Test Methods for Coated Fabrics
The test result is an average critical radiant flux (watts/square cm) which indicates the level of radiant heat
energy required to sustain flame propogation in the flooring system.
This test method is intended to provide only comparative measurements of surface flame spread and smoke density
measurements with that of select grade red oak and fiber-cement board surfaces under the specific fire exposure
conditions described herein.
Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use.
ASTM F1561-96 Class B
Performance Standard for Monobloc Plastic Chairs for Commercial Outdoor Use
Chair must be able to hold a static load of 400 pounds for 30 minutes.
Chair must be able to hold a static load of 400 pounds while tilted back 4 1/2 inches on its rear legs.
Chair must be able to sustain a weight of 150 pounds dropped on its seat 10 times from a height of eight inches.
ASTM F 1858 Class B
Performance Standard for Multiposition Plastic Chairs for Outdoor Use
Chair seat must be able to hold a static load of 400 pounds for 30 minutes.
Chair back must be able to hold a weight of 150 pounds suspended from it for 60 minutes.
Chair seat must be able to sustain a 150 pound weight dropped 10 times from a height of 6".
Chair armrests must be able to sustain a weight of 250 pounds suspended from their front edges for 60 seconds
ASTM F 1838 Class B
Performance Standard for Monobloc Plastic Child Chairs for Commercial Outdoor Use
Chair seat must be able to hold a static load of 150 pounds for 30 minutes.
Chair back must be able to hold a static load of 150 pounds while tilted back 3 inches on its rear legs .
Chair must be able to sustain a weight of 60 pounds dropped on its seat 10 times from a height of eight inches.
ASTM F 1988-99 Class B
Performance Standard for Plastic Chaise Lounges for Commercial Outdoor Use
Chaise seat must be able to hold a static load of 400 pounds for 30 minutes.
Chaise back, while in the furthest reclining position, must be able to hold a static load of 150 pounds for 60 minutes.
Chaise leg rest must be able to sustain a weight of 400 pounds for 30 minutes.
Chaise seat must be able to sustain a 150 pound weight dropped 10 times from a height of 8".
Chaise leg rest must be able to sustain a 150 pound weight dropped 10 times from a height of 8".
Chaise armrests must be able to support a 250 pound weight resting on the center point of the arms.
The CE marking (an acronym for the
French "Conformité Européenne") certifies
that a product has met EU health, safety,
and environmental requirements, which
ensure consumer safety. Manufacturers
in the European Union (EU) and abroad
must meet CE marking requirements
where applicable in order to market their
products in Europe.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of
serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC
is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard or can injure children.
Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs;
Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs
Guidelines for Public Playgrounds, publication #325.
An excellent guide for owners and operators of public play enviroments.
California State Fire Marshal listing is obtained
for various types of containers once tested
(by independent testing laboratories) against
specific criteria. Following our receipt of the UL
and/or FM approval for those Items, the results
were submitted/accepted by California. The
State of California is generally regarded to
have the most stringent fire codes of all the
products that are UL Listed,
FM Approved Fire-Safe/Self-Extinguishing and
UL Classified are listed by the
Fire Marshal pursuant to section 13144.1 of
the California Health and Safety Code. See
CSFM Listing No. 4480-0460:125 (formerly: 4480-1025:100)
Factory Mutual is an independent testing
agency whose approvals are based on
Standard 6921 Combustible Waste Containers.
Standard 6921 is performance criteria for
containers with covers (lids) and their ability
to withstand internal fires, maintain a certain
range of stability, if dumped, and stay intact
over a wide temperature range. Standard
6920 is performance criteria for Oily Waste
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has
a legislative mandate under Title 49 of the United States
Code, Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety, to issue Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Regulations to
which manufacturers of motor vehicle and equipment items
must conform and certify compliance. These Federal
safety standards are regulations written
in terms of minimum safety performance requirements for
motor vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment.
Flammability of Interior Materials - Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks, and Buses.
This standard specifies burn resistance requirements for materials used in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce deaths and injuries to motor vehicle occupants caused by vehicle
fires, especially those originating in the interior of the vehicle from sources such as matches or cigarettes.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and
accelerates global adoption of sustainable green
building and development practices through the creation
and implementation of universally understood and
accepted tools and performance criteria.
Our Steel and Aluminum products comply with
the National Fire Protection Association, Life
Safety Code #101, section #31, which states
wastebaskets and other waste containers shall
of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films.
NSF/ANSI Standard 4: Commercial Cooking, Rethermalization and Powered Hot Food Holding, and Transport Equipment
Ranges, ovens, deep fat fryers, fat filters, griddles, broilers, steam and pressure cookers, steam jacketed kettles, toasters,
rotisseries, hot beverage makers and component water heating equipment, proof boxes or cabinets, hot food holding and transport
cabinets, rethermalization units, etc.
NSF/ANSI Standard 61
: Drinking Water System Components
Health Effects is the standard that establishes minimum health effects requirements for materials, components,
products or systems that contact drinking water, drinking water treatment chemicals or both.
Decorative Waste products comply
with Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) Standard for
Occupational Safety and Health Part
Defenders Step Cans and Medi-Cans
comply with OSHA Standard for
Pathogens, Final Rule 29CFS, Part
All UL Listed/ FM Approved Fire-Safe/ Self-Extinguishing steel receptacles comply with the following Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 Nursing Home Reform Legislation Regulations:
Quality of Life-483.15(h)(1) Environment. Dietary Service-483.35(h)(3) Disposal of Garbage and Refuse. Infection Control Program (c) Storage of Linen. Physical Environment-483.70(a) Life Safety From Fire (g)(2) Smoking Areas
Underwriters Laboratory. The UL Classified
baskets (2540, 2541, 2542, 2543, 2544)
meet the criteria for UL Standard 242 which
is a standard of performance for open top,
non-metallic wastepaper containers. UL
classified baskets are generally found in use in
patient care rooms (hospitals/nursing homes).
Decorative Receptacle products that are UL
Classified have been tested and approved only
to burning paper containment and resistance
to temperature rise of surrounding surfaces.
that are UL Listed /
FM Approved /
have been tested and
approved for the
containment of dry