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Who is the ASTM in regards to equine safety helmets?

Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Medicine
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a volunteer organization that sets the standards for many types of safety equipment.  The organization is composed of knowledgeable individuals including doctors, physicists, mechanical, chemical and physical engineers, etc.  In l988, they issued the first standard for safety helmets.  Not all companies that produce a riding helmet are ASTM/SEI approved. 

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