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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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Transition: New ASTM President Selected

As I close out this year of serving as chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, it is ... READ MORE »

A Roof, and Flashing, Over Our Heads

If you have a roof over your head, chances are very good that you have flashing over your head as we... READ MORE »

ASTM Compass

Let’s get acquainted with ASTM CompassR. ... READ MORE »

Qualifying Firestop Inspectors

A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to assess the credentials and qualifications... READ MORE »

Understanding Waste Classification

All manufacturing waste is not the same. While this may be an obvious point, the fact is that there ... READ MORE »

The Safety of the Floor Beneath Your Feet

Knowing that the floor beneath you is safe is something most of us take for granted. A proposed new ... READ MORE »

Helping Our Brand Work Better

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon founder, Je... READ MORE »

Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In ... READ MORE »

Nutrition Labels for Products

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as mo... READ MORE »

Passing the Torch

An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you tea... READ MORE »