ASTM INTERNATIONAL

eNewsJUNE 2010
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ISOCORRAG - International Atmospheric Exposure Program: Summary of Results
MeetingsCALENDAR
Committee Weeks

June Committee Week
June 6-11, St. Louis, MO

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SymposiaSymposia/Workshops

 Alkali-Aggregate Reaction
 June 6, St. Louis, MO

 Masonry
 June 8, St. Louis, MO

 Fuel Corrosivity/Material   
 Capability of Petroleum
 July 1, Kansas City, MO

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Technical/Professional
Training Courses

 Aviation Fuels
 Aug. 17-19, Boston, MA

 Corrosion Testing
 Sept. 21-22, Detroit, MI

 Diesel Fuel
 Sept. 28-30, Denver, CO

 Gasoline
 Sept. 21-23 Houston, TX

 Phase I/Phase II 
 Environmental Site
 Assessment
 June 15-17, Little Rock, AR
 Sept. 14-16, Columbus, OH
 Sept. 28-30, Kansas City, MO

 Phase I Environmental Site 
 Assessment, Commercial Real
 Estate
 Sept. 21-22, Conshohocken, PA
 Sept. 28-29, Chicago, IL

 Plastics
 June 8-10, Akron, OH

 Property Condition
 Assessments
 June 1-2, Conshohocken, PA

 Regulatory Compliance for
 Flammability of Furniture,
 Mattresses, Bedding
 June 24-25, Conshohocken, PA

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HeadlineHEADLINES...This month's top stories
ASTM Officers' Training Workshop
The 2010 ASTM International Officers' Training Workshop will be held Sept. 14-15 at ASTM headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa. The workshop features various modules on the ASTM standards development process and how to manage responsibilities within ASTM committees, and is a useful program for committee officers, subcommittee chairs and others in leadership positions. Pre-registration is now open on the ASTM Web site.
Standardization News, ASTM Annual Report Receive Awards
ASTM Standardization News and the 2008 annual report"Clarity: Looking Forward with Experience," have received 2010 Hermes Creative Platinum Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. The Hermes Awards are an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials/programs and emerging technologies. The Platinum Award is the top Hermes Awards' honor. [Full Story]
Video for Students
Want to know more about the benefits of becoming an  ASTM student member? Hear what our members have to say. Check out the new student video on the ASTM site. 
Building Standards and Sustainability
A typical home or commercial building could consume energy for more than 100 years, so sustainability decisions made now in building standards will have an impact that will last for generations. Read about code and standards organizations' efforts to put sustainability front and center in "Buildings Matter," Part 1 of a two-part article featured in the latest issue of Standardization News.
Permission to Share ASTM Content
ASTM International offers users who have already purchased an individual ASTM product or subscription service the ability to get authorized permission to share content or make reproductions of its copyrighted materials through pay-per-use or license options. Visit the ASTM Web site and follow the simple instructions. 
New Proficiency Testing Program
The ASTM International Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) has announced a new program, Elemental Analyses of Thermoplastics by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Utilizing Compression Molded Specimens, which will be offered twice in 2011. Visit the ASTM Web site for more information and to register. [Full Story]
Annual Business Meeting
The 2010 ASTM Annual Business Meeting will be held on June 9 at 7 a.m. in St. Louis, Mo., during June committee week. For more information, contact Maureen Houck.
Upcoming Online Member Workshops
Upcoming free training workshops include Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard, ASTM Website Training, and Balloting and Handling Negative Votes. Visit the ASTM Web site to view course schedules and to register.
CommitteeNews COMMITTEE NEWS . . . The latest from ASTM's technical committees

Oil Spill Response 
Standards from Committees E47 and F20 cover all aspects of oil spill response and cleanup. [Full Story]

Unmanned Aircraft 
Committee F38 has been asked to assist with the development of standards to support the integration of   small unmanned aircraft systems into the U.S. national airspace system[Full Story] 

Additive Manufacturing 
Committee F42 will be meeting in conjunction with the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing on July 8-9 in Leicestershire, Great Britain. [Full Story]

More GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world

Delegates from China and Pakistan Visit ASTM
ASTM International welcomed delegations from China and Pakistan at both ASTM headquarters and the ASTM Washington, D.C., offices in May. The Chinese delegates visited ASTM headquarters from the Sports Equipment Administrative Center of China General Administration of Sport and also traveled to St. Louis, Mo., to meet with Committee F08 on Sport Equipment and Facilities at the May committee week. In Washington, representatives from the Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development and the Pakistani Ministry of Commerce discussed the ASTM standards development process with ASTM staff.

 DID YOU KNOW? . . . Safe Summer Swimmingmore3
Swimming pools are a great way to pass the time and cool off on a hot summer day. Proper supervision is the number one way to prevent pool injuries and drowning. In addition, there are other precautions that can be taken to keep pool areas safe and secure. A proper fence can act as a barrier all around a pool. ASTM F1908 provides recommended minimum requirements for various types of fences for residential outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs and spas. Other safeguards and preventative measures include pool alarms and covers. ASTM F2208, Standard Safety Specification for Pool Alarms, covers devices that provide for rapid and automatic detection and alarm in cases of unintentional or accidental entry of a child into a swimming pool or spa, while ASTM F1346 establishes requirements for swimming pool safety covers. It is important to remember the popular above-ground pools as well. Subcommittee F15.60 has developed ASTM F2666, which addresses pool hazards such as childhood drowning, sanitation, electrical safety and entrapment for portable pools for residential use. Keep these ASTM standards in mind to ensure that your pool is as safe as it is fun this summer.