"Standard test methods for equipment and procedures used in evaluating the performance characteristics of protective headgear"
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- SAEJ211 Recommended Practice for Instrumentation for Impact Tests--Requirements for Channel Class 1000
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ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 , ASTM F2412 - 18a , ASTM F1446 - 15b , ANSI/AAMI PB70 , ASTM F1342 / F1342M - 05(2013)e1 , ASTM F1359 / F1359M - 16a , ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a , ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 13 , ASTM F1790 / F1790M - 15 , ASTM F2588 - 12(2020) , ASTM F739 - 12e1 , ASTM F903 - 18 , ASTM F1862 / F1862M - 17 , ASTM F2100 - 19e1 , ASTM F2101 - 19 , ASTM F2299 / F2299M - 03(2017) , ANSI/AAMI PB70 - Class 4 , ANSI/AAMI PB70 - Class 3
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