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ASTM Donations sponsor nature club and field trip.

January 12, 2015

Since 1995, ASTM International has funded nature programs and field trips for local elementary schools in conjunction with Riverbend Environmental Education Center. In after-school nature club at Conshohocken Elementary, students learned about water cycle and got to see live demonstration with water-based animals. During field trip to Riverbend, first grade students from Bridgeport Elementary experienced pond and stream lesson with live animals as well as stream and pond exploration. Read More

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FAA Final Rule requires safety management system for airlines.

January 9, 2015

Building on programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk, final rule by FAA requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. This top-down, organization-wide approach gives airlines business processes and management tools to examine data gathered from everyday operations, isolate trends that could lead to incidents/accidents, take steps to mitigate risk, and verify program effectiveness. Read More

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EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment shows risk to workers.

January 9, 2015

EPA is releasing assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Assessment shows some risks to workers who mix, load, and apply chlorpyrifos pesticide products. When used in large amounts, chlorpyrifos has potential to pose risks in limited geographic areas when drinking water from small watersheds. There were no additional risks from pesticide exposures in food or exposures to bystanders and workers from airborne chlorpyrifos. Read More

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Fort Smith, AR to Upgrade Sewer System to resolve CWA violations.

January 9, 2015

U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, and state of Arkansas announced that Fort Smith, AR will upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system over 12 years to reduce discharges of raw sewage and other pollutants into local waterways. Expected expenses, in addition to routine operation/maintenance, are estimated at $255 million. Also under settlement, Fort Smith will pay $300,000 civil penalty and spend $400,000 to help low-income areas repair and replace privately owned sewer network portions. Read More

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Two New ASTM Publications focus on fossil fuels analysis.

January 9, 2015

R.A. Kishore Nadkarni authored 2 compilations concerning fossil fuels analysis. Monograph 10, Elemental Analysis of Fossil Fuels and Related Materials, has 16 chapters on importance of elemental analysis of fossil fuels, analytical techniques, basic analytical protocols, and proficiency testing programs for elemental analysis. Monograph 11, Sulfur: Chemistry and Analysis of Fossil Fuel Products, covers analytical techniques for sulfur determination and addresses proficiency testing for sulfur. Read More

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Guide to ASTM C94/C94M expounds upon ready-mixed concrete aspects.

January 9, 2015

Updated edition of Manual 49, User’s Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete, 2nd Edition, is available in print and online. Its 22 chapters explain every aspect of ASTM C94: ordering, production, and delivery of ready-mixed concrete. Manual 49 provides tips and advice and has numerical examples, photos, and figures to illustrate proper procedures and implications when C94 is cited in project specifications. Read More

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ASTM Fence Materials/Products Standards is offered in new edition.

January 8, 2015

Targeting fencing manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers as well as architects, project designers, and engineers, 13th edition of ASTM Standards for Fence Materials and Products provides fencing and fencing-related standards used in the manufacture of fence materials and products. Compilation is available in print or online and features ~50 ASTM International standards covering diverse topics. There are also 3 new standards: ASTM F2919, F2957, and ASTM F3000. Read More

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ASTM Technical Paper Compilation looks at sports concussions.

January 8, 2015

STP 1552, The Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, includes 17 peer-reviewed papers that examine science inherent in mechanism of concussion that occurs in sports, including ice hockey, football, and speed skating. Available from ASTM International, this compilation of technical papers includes research that covers such topics as understanding concussive forces, techniques to decrease concussive forces, injury field data, and coaching/training techniques. Read More