ASTM WK46152

    New Test Methods for Nonballistic-resistant Helmets Worn by Law Enforcement and Corrections

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    WK46152

    1. Scope

    This standard provides conditioning procedures and test methods for assessing nonballistic-resistant head protection (i.e., helmet and face shield) worn by law enforcement and corrections officers. Conditioning procedures are included to assess durability in terms of resistance to chemicals and cleaning products, extreme temperatures, weathering, corrosion, and absorption of liquids. Test methods are included to assess the protective performance against hazards including impact/bump, projectiles (other than bullets), flame, and liquids. Test methods are included to assess safety and ergonomic aspects of retention system strength, stability of the helmet on the wearers head, and face shield visual acuity, field of view, and scratch resistance.


    Keywords

    Tactical; Helmet; Ballistic-resistant; Armor; Law-Enforcement

    Rationale

    NA

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    05-14-2014

    Technical Contact:
    Casandra Robinson

    Status:
    Draft Under Development