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October Committee Week
Oct. 10-15, San Antonio, TX
Building Walls Oct. 10-11, San Antonio, TX
Product Category Rules for Building Products
Oct. 11, San Antonio, TX
12-14, San Antonio, TX Lead in Copper Alloys Oct.
13, San Antonio, TX Surface and Dermal Sampling Oct. 14-15, San Antonio, TX Medical Device Cleanliness Nov. 16, San Antonio, TX Spinal Implants Nov. 16, San Antonio,
Nov. 17, San Antonio, TX
Transition Toughness of Inhomogeneous Materials
Nov. 17, San Antonio, TX
Creep-Fatigue Interactions Nov.
17-19, San Antonio, TX Crack-Tip-Opening Displacement Nov.
18, San Antonio, TX
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Coal Chemistry Technicians Oct. 11-12, San Antonio, TX Corrosion Testing Sept. 21-22, Detroit, MI Oct. 26-27, Atlanta, GA Crude Oil Oct. 25-27, Houston, TX Diesel Fuel Sept. 28-30, Denver, CO Gasoline Sept. 21-23 Houston, TX Marine Fuels Oct. 26-28, Stamford, CT Phase I/Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
Sept. 14-16, Columbus, OH
Sept. 28-30, Kansas City, MO
Oct. 19-21, Baltimore, MD
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Commercial Real Estate Sept. 21-22, Conshohocken, PA
Sept. 28-29, Chicago, IL
Oct. 19-20, New Orleans, LA
Plastics Oct. 5-7, Las Vegas, NV Property Condition Assessments Oct. 5-6, Baltimore, MD Risk Based Corrective Action Petroleum Release Sites Oct. 19-20, Lansing, MI Rubber Testing Oct. 5-6, Akron, OH Screening Properties in Real Estate Transactions for Vapor Intrusion Issues Sept. 24, Conshohocken, PA
Oct. 19, San Francisco, CA
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HEADLINES...This month's top stories|
ASTM Standard Included in Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Records
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has included ASTM E2369, Specification for Continuity of Care Record (CCR), as part of its formal certification criteria for electronic health record (EHR) technologies. E2369 outlines a way to create XML documents that contain the most relevant and timely health care information about a patient and how to send these records electronically from one caregiver to another and to patients in the hope of creating better coordination and quality of care. [Full Story]
Revised ASTM Crib Standards Approved for U.S. CPSC Ruling|In July, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved by a unanimous vote a proposal that two ASTM crib standards be incorporated as part of the regulatory requirements of section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The recently revised versions of the standards, ASTM F1169, Consumer Safety Specification for Full-Size Baby Cribs, and ASTM F406, Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards, include serious improvements to the previous versions. This approval of a notice of proposed rulemaking aims to strengthen the federal crib standards for the first time in nearly 30 years. [Full Story]
Need Help Drafting a New ASTM Standard? |Standardization News often offers relevant articles and helpful tips about the process of developing new ASTM International standards. In every SN issue, the "EnRoute" column highlights tools that make standards development easier for members in a variety of ways. See this month's column for help with a drafting a new standard. [Full Story]
Officers' Training Workshop|
New Proficiency Testing Program for 2011|A new ASTM International Proficiency Testing Program (PTP), Elemental Analyses of Thermoplastics by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Utilizing Compression Molded Specimens, will be offered twice in 2011. Visit the ASTM Web site to register. [Full Story]
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COMMITTEE NEWS . . . The latest from ASTM's technical committees
Those who design with steel fabrications will use Committee A05's new standards to evaluate the costs of steel construction over the lifetime of a project. [Full Story]Road and Paving
Unmanned Air Vehicles
F38 is working on a new registration and marking standard in support of
the FAA's ongoing work to develop a Special
Federal Aviation Regulation for small unmanned aircraft systems. [Full Story]
C09's new standard covers an easy way to help concrete producers
provide quality control when measuring the stability of
self-consolidating concrete mixtures. [Full Story]
revision to Committee F12's standard on padlocks includes a method on
measuring the resistance of a locking technology to a bump attack. [Full Story]
A new standard from Committee B01 will focus on code words, which are often used in the electrical conductor industry as a method of identifying the construction details of an overhead conductor product. [Full Story]
Safety concerns and the need to obtain representative samples are the driving forces behind a new standard being developed by Committee D04. [Full Story]
Two new Committee F17 standards on polypropylene sanitary sewer pipe are the first to address both dual wall and triple wall profile designs. [Full Story]
Committee E27's new standard will provide needed reference materials for instruments, applications and software used for the evaluation of kinetic data for hazard evaluation. [Full Story]
A new Committee E06 standard on particulate matter emissions from wood heaters may be included in the New Source Performance Standard for Wood Heaters that the U.S. EPA is currently revising. [Full Story]
Committee E01 is working on a new test method for analyzing moisture levels in trona, or sodium sesquicarbonate, which has proven to be effective at removing acid gases from air emissions. [Full Story]
GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world
MOU with Tunisia
ASTM signed an official memorandum of understanding with the Institut National de la Normalisation et de la Propriété Industrielle (INNORPI) of Tunisia in late June. The MOU was signed by ASTM President James A. Thomas and Director General Aymen Mekki of INNORPI. INNORPI oversees all activities related to standardization, quality of goods and services, and the protection of industrial property in the Tunisian Republic. The MOU program promotes communication between ASTM International and national standards bodies worldwide, fostering awareness of the standardization systems of all parties. ASTM has signed 70 MOUs with national standards bodies.View more information about the ASTM MOU program.
Meeting with Israeli Officials Focuses on Solar Energy
ASTM International staff members met with officials from the Standards Institution of Israel and the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor in July. The meeting focused on ASTM standards for solar and geothermal renewable energy and the relationship between ASTM and SII. Close to 200 ASTM standards have been used as the basis for Israeli national standards since ASTM and SII signed a memorandum of understanding in 2007.
DID YOU KNOW? . . . Camping with Standards
Hoping to get in one last camping trip before the cool nights come and the school bells start to ring? Whether you are planning to camp in a national or state park or forest, or even in your own back yard, proper planning, along with the proper gear and supplies, can be the most important part of any camping experience. ASTM Subcommittee F08.22 on Camping Softgoods has several test methods that cover subjects like thermal insulation of sleeping bags, flammability of sleeping bags, sleeping bag packing volume, backpack capacity and mountaineering tents. Equipment and gear that adhere to ASTM safety standards is intended to make camping a safe and enjoyable activity. However, in the interest of total safety, it is important that all camping areas (especially those in parks and forests) have trained search and rescue personnel on hand. ASTM Committee F32 on Search and Rescue has developed more than 40 standards for search and rescue activities that address communication systems, climbing harnesses, life safety ropes, search and rescue dogs, and techniques for land searches and water and rope rescues, as well as guides for the training of various types of search and rescue responders. As the Boy Scouts say, "Be prepared." ASTM's camping and search and rescue committees can help.