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ASTM International (ASTM)
Title

"Standard test methods for equipment and procedures used in evaluating the performance characteristics of protective headgear"

Description

The purpose of these test methods is to provide reliable and repeatable tests for the evaluation of various types of protective headgear. Use of these test methods in conjunction with the specific individual performance standards is intended to reduce the likelihood of serious injury and death resulting from impacts to the head sustained by individuals participating in sports, recreation, and other leisure activities in which protective headgear is worn.

Standard Type(s)
Test Method

A definitive procedure that produces a test result: Examples of test methods include, but are not limited to: identification, measurement, and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics, or properties. A precision and bias statement shall be reported at the end of a test method.

Personal Protective Equipment
Head Protection

All equipment and/or accessories (whether or not detachable) designed and manufactured specifically to protect the head (typically from impact). This includes hard hats that protect from impact and penetration hazards as well as from electrical shock and burn hazards.

  • Headgear
Hazards
Physical
  • Physical
Standard References
Referenced Standard

ASTM F2220 - 15 - Standard Specification for Headforms

Conformity Assessment Notes

These test methods cover laboratory equipment, procedures, and basic requirements pertinent to testing protective headgear. Deviations or additions, or both, to these test methods will be specified, as required, in individual ASTM performance standards.  Please see the full standard for complete details.

Comments

Additional References:

ASTM Standard

  • E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
  • E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
  • F2220 Specification for Headforms

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

  • 218S7.1.8 Motorcycle Helmets

SAE Standard

  • SAEJ211 Recommended Practice for Instrumentation for Impact Tests--Requirements for Channel Class 1000
Testing Laboratories
ICS Laboratories, Inc - Brunswic, OH, 44212
Notes

A2LA ISO/IEC 17025

Contact

Phone Number: (330) 220-0515
Email: spfriem@icslabs.com

Accreditations

ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 , ASTM F1446 - 15b , ASTM F1383 - 12e1 , ASTM F1407 - 12(2017) , ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a , ASTM F739 - 12e1 , ASTM F903 - 18

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Inc. - Buffalo, NY, 14228-1884
Contact

Phone Number: (716) 505-3300
Email: joe.margarucci@us.bureauveritas.com

Accreditations

ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ASTM D5151 - 19 , ASTM D5712 - 15(2020) , ASTM D6124 - 06(2017) , ASTM F1446 - 15b

RIH Orthopaedic - Providence, RI, 02903
Contact

Phone Number: (401) 444-4414
Email: DPaller@Lifespan.org

Accreditations

ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ASTM F1446 - 15b

Southern Impact Research Center, LLC - Rockford, TN, 37853
Contact

Phone Number: (865) 523 1662 x 101
Email: scotth@soimpact.com

Accreditations

ISO 17025

Scope of Accreditation

ASTM F1446 - 15b

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