ANSI Surveys Important Standards for the Big Game

ASTM International, a member and audited designator of the American National Standards Institute, has two standards that provide guidance for protective headgear for football.

With Super Bowl LIII drawing near, ANSI has posted a quick look at standards that are in place to ensure the safety and success of the Feb. 3 event in Atlanta.

ASTM International, a member and audited designator of the American National Standards Institute, has two standards that provide guidance for protective headgear for football: ASTM F717-10, Standard Specification for Football Helmets, which establishes requirements for shock absorption, construction, materials, visibility, and labeling; and ASTM F429-10, Standard Test Method for Shock-Attenuation Characteristics of Protective Headgear for Football, which provides test methods for shock absorption.

Also on ANSI's list is NFPA 13E-2015, Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems, which guides fire department operations for seating facilities located in the open air or within semi-enclosed structures such as stadium complexes. It covers the construction, location, protection, and maintenance of grandstands, bleachers, and similar seating arrangements.

For fans watching the game at home, key standards include IEC 60335-2-13 Ed. 6.1 b:2016, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances. It was developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 61, Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2022

    June 2022

    Featuring:

    • SAFETY CULTURE
      Corporate Safety Culture Is Workplace Culture
    • HEAT STRESS
      Keeping Workers Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses & Injuries
    • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SCREENING
      Should Employers Consider Oral Fluid Drug Testing?
    • PPE FOR WOMEN
      Addressing Physical Differences
    View This Issue