This document covers specifications and conformity assessment methods for new head and face protectors for ice hockey goaltenders, as offered for initial sale. This specification is intended to reduce the risk of injury associated with playing the position of goaltender in ice hockey. The protectors are classified according to types: Type I and Type II. Optical tests, shock attenuation tests, puck impact tests, penetration resistance tests, and neck strap retention test shall be performed to meet the requirements specified.
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1.1 This performance specification covers performance requirements for ice hockey goaltender head and face protectors.
1.2 The intent of this performance specification is to reduce the risk of injury to the head and face of ice hockey goaltenders without compromising the form and appeal of the game.
1.3 This specification has requirements for: (1) materials, assembly, and design; (2) protected areas (coverage) and penetration resistance; (3) shock absorption; (4) puck impact resistance; (5) extensibility and strength of the chin strap and its attachment; and (6) optical quality.
1.4 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
BSEN960:2006 Headforms for Use in the Testing of Protective Helmets Available from BSI Customer Services, 389 Chiswick High Rd., London W4 4AL United Kingdom.
goaltender; head and face protector; ice hockey; protective equipment;
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment); 97.220.20 (Winter sports equipment)
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