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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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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 »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

Developing Standards Professionals

In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardiza... READ MORE »

Tape-Lift Fungal Material Collection

Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investig... READ MORE »

Welcome to Net-Zero

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to n... READ MORE »

Ballistic-Resistant Head Protection

A proposed ASTM specification will fill a need for a standard ensuring that protective helmets, part... READ MORE »

Practices for Parasailing

Although it is a relatively young ASTM subcommittee, F24.65, part of ASTM International Committee F2... READ MORE »

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 »

Do Businesses Really Need Standards?

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