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Contributing to people's safety at work and at leisure are ASTM standards for protective equipment, homeland security, and search and rescue; correctional facilities, security systems and forensic engineering; fire and chemical hazards; and more. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated s... READ MORE »

Testing the Safety of Polished Floors

Whether in an office building or on a basketball court, the safety of a polished floor is crucial to... READ MORE »

Ensuring Product Quality for Billion Dollar Brands

Kimberly-Clark Corp. is a global manufacturer of personal care, professional care and medical produc... READ MORE »

Strategic Standardization

SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priori... READ MORE »

Safe and Fit

Lace up your work boots and chances are that ASTM standards are at work to prevent a cut or a bruise... READ MORE »

Composite Wipe Sampling Following Lead Abatement

Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitati... READ MORE »

Detention Center Visiting Booths

ASTM International Committee F33 on Detention and Correctional Facilities is seeking all interested ... READ MORE »

Fleet Management

Successfully managing a fleet of any kind of vehicle ­— whether they are cars, trucks, boats, air... READ MORE »

ASTM's Technical Information Resource

A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Con... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »