Codes Regulations  
CPSC Updates Federal Safety Glazing  
Standard with ANSI Z97.1 Procedures  
he U.S.Consumer Product Safety Shower doors and enclosures; and According to the Glass Association of  
Commission (CPSC) is updating Sliding glass doors (patio-type). North America (GANA), in amending  
In June of 2012, the Safety Glazing 16 CFR 1201, the CPSC “declined in-  
for architectural glazing materials. The Certification Council (SGCC) peti- dustry’s request to substitute the ‘most  
commission voted unanimously in a 5- tioned the commission,requesting that recent edition’of ANSI Z97.1,thus com-  
its mandatory safety standard  
decision to replace CPSC’s testing pro- it initiate rulemaking to replace the pelling the industry to return to the  
cedures with those used in the ANSI testing procedures for glazing materi- CPSC to request another amendment  
Z97.1-2015 (American National Stan- als in certain architectural products in each time ANSI Z97.1 is revised.”  
dard for Safety Glazing Materials Used the ANSI Standard.  
in Buildings—Safety Performance “A new version of the ANSI Standard ceptive to subsequent amendment re-  
Specifications and Methods of Test) was published after the NPR, which quests in response to future ANSI Z97.1  
consensus safety standard. contains updates to several sections of revisions,” reads a statement from  
“The CPSC did indicate it would be re-  
According to the CPSC, the standard the standard,” reports the commission. GANA.“The CPSC’s current amendment  
applies to glazing materials used or in- “The amendment replacing the test will permit safety glazing fabricators to  
tended for use in any of the following procedures specified in CPSC’s manda- reference‘ClassA’and‘Class B’in their cer-  
architectural products:  
tory standard did not involve a material tificatesof compliance,theANSIZ97.1ter-  
Storm doors or combination doors; change to the regulations and main- minologyequivalencytoCPSC’s‘Cat.I’and  
Doors (both exterior and interior);  
Bathtub doors and enclosures;  
tains the scope of products covered by ‘Cat. II.’ The latter terminology will con-  
the original regulation.” tinue to be an acceptable alternative.”  
Recent ANSI Standards Activity  
Includes Glass, Glazing Work  
he American National Standards (BSR/BHMA A156.22-201x), a revision for that standard.  
Institute (ANSI) noted new stan- of ANSI/BHMA A156.22-2012.  
dards activity related to the glass  
and glazing industry in its recent “ANSI performance requirements for mortise bending strength of glass” standard  
Standards Action” publications. locks and latches and includes opera- have been published. These include:  
According to the March 4 issue, ac- tional, cycle, strength, material evalua- ISO 1288-1:2016, Part 1: Funda-  
tion for the Standard for Safety for tion, security, and finish tests, and mentals of testing glass;  
Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Win- dimensional criteria.” The latter “estab- ISO 1288-2:2016, Part 2: Coaxial  
In addition, five parts to the “Glass  
The former standard “establishes in Building—Determination of the  
dow Operators and Systems has been lishes requirements for the perform-  
approved by the ANSI Board of Stan- ance and installation of gasketing  
double-ring test on flat specimens  
with large test surface areas;  
dards Review. It is a revision of systems including intumescents applied ISO 1288-3:2016, Part 3: Test with  
ANSI/UL 325-2015.  
to, or mortised to doors, frames, or both.  
specimen supported at two points  
(four point bending);  
Additionally, according to ANSI, stan- Included are performance tests in-  
dards currently under revision include tended to evaluate resistance to smoke ISO 1288-4:2016, Part 4: Testing of  
Locks and Latches and air infiltration, energy performance, channel shaped glass; and  
BSR/BHMA A156.13-201x), a revision acoustic properties, and the life and ISO 1288-5:2016, Part 5: Coaxial  
double ring test on flat specimens  
of ANSI/BHMA A156.13-2012, and durability of gasketing materials.”  
Door Gasketing and Edge Seal Systems A call for members has been put out  
with small test surface areas. s  
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | May 2016