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    ASTM F1937 - 04(2017)

    Standard Specification for Body Protectors Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding

    Active Standard ASTM F1937 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.55

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07

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    This specification covers the design and minimum performance criteria, and associated test methods (including apparatuses required for) for body protectors used in horse sports and horseback riding. The body protectors shall meet specified requirements for the material used, protector assembly, extent and form of protective material, attachments, and dimension, sizing, and body coverage. The testing procedures that the body protectors shall go through are shock attenuation test, penetration and deformation test, impact sites test, padding separation test, and closure test. Prior to testing, each body protector should be conditioned in accordance to ambient temperature, low temperature, high temperature, and water immersion.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers minimum performance criteria and describes test methods for body protectors for use in horse sports and horseback riding.

    1.2 It is not the intention of this specification to bar from consideration materials of improved quality or performance not known at the time of development of this specification.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1045 Performance Specification for Ice Hockey Helmets

    F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear

    National Institute of Justice Standard

    NIJS 0101.03 Ballistic Resistance of Police Body Armor

    SAE Standard

    SAE J211 Recommended Practice for Instrumentation for Impact TestsRequirements for Channel Class 1000

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49000000(Sports and Recreational Equipment and Supplies and Accessories)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F1937-04R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1937-04(2017), Standard Specification for Body Protectors Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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