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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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Fashioning Standards for Textiles

In an industry that dates to prehistoric times, a century is scarcely a moment. But in the 100 years... READ MORE »

Explosive Trace Detector Limits

A new ASTM International standard will be used to quantitatively test the ability of a trace detecto... READ MORE »

Steiner Tunnel Testing

A proposed new ASTM International standard is being developed for mounting plastic pipe and tube in ... READ MORE »

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

A new ASTM International standard will provide a uniform international method for recording occupati... READ MORE »

Statistical Prediction Intervals

What considerations are there with statistical prediction intervals when the underlying distribution... READ MORE »

Water Intrusion in Buildings

The use of infrared technology is gaining popularity in the forensic engineering and building scienc... READ MORE »

Outreach: In Support of Members Around the Globe

In 2001, when the ASTM board of directors decided to change the name of this organization from the A... READ MORE »

Steel and Standards

How does ArcelorMittal use standards in its materials production business?... READ MORE »

Forensic Examination Case Review

A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide procedures to be used by professionals condu... READ MORE »

Do Businesses Really Need Standards?

Do businesses really need standards and conformity assessment?... READ MORE »