|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This Standard provides performance and safety requirements for striking tools including hammers, hatchets, axes, sledges, and mauls. The names and intended uses are those generally recognized. This Standard is intended to serve as a guide in selecting, testing, and using the hand tools covered herein. Details of design, testing, and use of the tools covered are specified only as they relate to safety. It is not the purpose of this Standard to specify the details of manufacturing.
The designs covered by this Standard are not limited to those named or illustrated. Manufacturers may make conforming striking tools other than those listed. Consumers should consult with manufacturers concerning lists of stock products.
The methods employed to ensure compliance with this Standard shall be determined by the proper regulatory or administrative authority.