IRAM STANDARD 3610

IRAM 3610 is an Argentine standard specifying safety footwear requirements and testing methods. It covers 42 different types of tests: structural, material, minimum height, etc. The tests concern everything from impacts to the fingers (up to 200 J of energy) to finger compression (up to 1500 kg/3307 lb), and mechanical resistance of the leather, linings, insoles, tongues, outsoles, etc.

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IRAM&ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

Maincal is proud to announce that it has been able to renew the quality management system certificate originally obtained in December 2009. The certificate renewal process involves passing an audit with the same scope as that required for obtaining the certificate for the first time. This highlights the evolution of the entire organization over the years, the certificate renewal being the culmination of our achievements, which our clients have noticed: we have cemented a culture of quality and achieved more efficient and effective processes. What lies ahead is a new road leading to more self-improvement.

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OHSAS 18001 CERTIFICATION

OHSAS stands for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. The OHSAS 18001 standard is a document made by standardization bodies from different countries under the leadership of the British Standards Institution (BSI). This standard specifies the requirements to be met by an Industrial Safety and Occupational Health Management System. The requirements are aimed at having an organization develop and implement its own Industrial Safety and Occupational Health Policy and related goals, while taking into account applicable legal requirements as regards industrial safety and occupational health, as well as the agreements that the organization has willingly signed, and information concerning hazards and risks.

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INTI´S SHARED SOCIAL COMMITMENT PROGRAM

Maincal adheres to the Shared Social Commitment Program that Argentina´s National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) has devised for clothing companies. This is a voluntary certificate that indicates that the company and its chain of suppliers comply with the Program´s requirements: no child labor, nor forced labor; legal employment (registered) and appropriate Health and Safety conditions. Through this Program, INTI intends to establish a culture of sustainable competitiveness in companies, to promote decent work relationships, care and respect for the environment, and to acknowledge organizations which are committed to social accountability and have a proactive policy in this regard.

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DESICION 896/00

According to Decision 896/99—establishing the essential safety requirements for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) traded in Argentina and passed by what was formerly known as Secretariat of Industry, Trade and Mining—all PPE must bear an S Seal.

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DECISION 299/2011

Decision 299/2011 IRAM was issued by Argentina´s Labor Risk Superintendence (SRT). It passes the regulations which require the provision of reliable Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to workers. It states that employers must keep an individual record for each worker, detailing the delivery of certified PPE. What PPE the worker must use is to be determined by the Health and Safety Service—or Labor Risk Insurance Company (ART) if there is no such Service.

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FORM C

Together with the appropriate BRAND or BATCH certificates, Form C from the Trade Loyalty Directorate of the National Ministry of Production certifies that Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) manufacturers and traders are authorized to market such products.

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