ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Pole Vault Box Collar Standard will promote overall safety.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
February 7, 2012 - ASTM WK35729, Specification for Pole Vault Box Collar, is being developed by ASTM Subcommittee F08.67 on Pole Vault. Commenting on reasons behind its development, F08.67 chairman Peter McGinnis said that "exposed hard surfaces between the pole vault box and the pole vault landing pad may be padded with a pole vault box collar, however, no standard exists that specifies the performance requirements of the box collar." Development will provide guidance regarding minimum impact attenuation.

Pole Vault Box Collar Standard Being Developed by ASTM Sports Equipment Committee


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959
USA



Press release date: January 26, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A proposed new ASTM standard has the potential to make pole vaulting safer. ASTM WK35729, Specification for Pole Vault Box Collar, is currently being developed by Subcommittee F08.67 on Pole Vault, part of ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities.

A box collar is a protective device that covers the hard unpadded surfaces surrounding a pole vault box. It may also cover the top edges and side walls of a pole vault box.

The pole vault box is the trough, typically made of steel and set in concrete, that stops the end of the pole as the vaulter jumps off the ground. The upper rim of the box can pose a hazard to vaulters who fall on it as a result of a poorly executed vault.

"The exposed hard surfaces between the pole vault box and the pole vault landing pad may be padded with a pole vault box collar, however, no standard exists that specifies the performance requirements of the box collar," says Peter McGinnis, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, State University of New York College at Cortland, and chairman, F08.67.

"ASTM WK35729 is being developed to provide guidance to rule makers regarding the minimum impact attenuation that a box collar should provide," says McGinnis.

Once approved, the proposed new standard will potentially be referenced in the rule books of the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Interested parties are invited to participate in the ongoing development of ASTM WK35729.

ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

For more news in this sector, visit astm.org/sn-consumer or follow us on Twitter @ASTMProductsRec.

ASTM Committee F08 Next Meeting: May 8-10, 2012, May Committee Week, Phoenix, Ariz. Technical Contact: Peter M. McGinnis, Ph.D., SUNY Cortland Phone: 607-753-4909; peter.mcginnis@cortland.edu

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.
Oil Training Course examines sampling, testing, evaluation.
Radiant Barrier Systems Standards approved by ASTM committee.
Training Course addresses hazards in oxygen systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America
Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
ASTM International Compilation on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles
Guidance for Potential Solar Photovoltaic Investors to Be Provided in Proposed ASTM Standard
Test for Sustained Air Performance of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units Approved as ASTM Standard
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address