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Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities was organized in 1969. F08 meets twice a year, in May and November, with approximately 100 members attending various subcommittee meetings over four days. The committee has a membership of 600 who participate on one or more of its 25 technical subcommittees. F08 has developed 125 standards that are published in November in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.07. Information on subcommittee structure and F08’s portfolio of approved standards and Work Items under development is available from the List of Subcommittees, Standards, and Work Items below. F08’s focus continues to be the development and review of standards for sports equipment, surfaces, and facilities to reduce inherent risk of injuries and promote knowledge as it relates to these standards.
Scope: Standardization of specifications, test methods and practices for sports equipment, surfaces, and facilities to reduce inherent risk of injuries and promote knowledge as it relates to these standards. The committee shall coordinate this work with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations in this area.
ASTM Committee F27 on Snow Skiing was formed in 1982. F27 meets twice each year, usually in January and July, with approximately 25 members participating in 12 meetings over two days. The summer meetings usually include workshops on the latest statistical information on ski injuries, as well as advances in ski safety. The Committee, with a membership of about 100 members, currently has jurisdiction of over 13 approved standards that are published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.07. A list of each subcommittee, and the portfolio of approved standards and work Items under construction are available from the List of Subcommittees, Standards, and Work Items below.
Scope: Standardization of specifications, test methods, practices, and terminology for sports equipment utilized for the purpose of snow skiing to help reduce the potential risk of injury. The promotion of knowledge as it relates to standards for sports equipment utilized for the purpose of snow skiing, and coordination of this work with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations in this area.
ASTM Committee F32 on Search and Rescue was formed in 1988. F32 currently has 72 members participating on 3 technical subcommittees that are responsible for 40 approved standards. The committee meets in May (in conjunction with NASAR) and November (in conjunction with ITRS) with approximately 25 members participating in two days of technical meetings. Committee F32 standards are published in Volume 13.02 of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards.
Scope: The promotion of knowledge and the development of standards (classifications, guides, practices, specifications, terminology, and test methods) for search and rescue activities. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and outside organizations working in this field to avoid duplication of effort.