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ASTM F1587-12a(2018)

ASTM F1587-12a(2018)

Standard Specification for Head and Face Protective Equipment for Ice Hockey Goaltenders

2018-05-07 /Active

This document covers specifications and conformity assessment methods for new head and face protectors for ice hockey goaltenders, as offered for initial sale. This specification is intended to reduce the risk of injury associated with playing the position of goaltender in ice hockey. The protectors are classified according to types: Type I and Type II. Optical tests, shock attenuation tests, puck impact tests, penetration resistance tests, and neck strap retention test shall be performed to meet the requirements specified.


1.1 This performance specification2 covers performance requirements for ice hockey goaltender head and face protectors.

1.2 The intent of this performance specification is to reduce the risk of injury to the head and face of ice hockey goaltenders without compromising the form and appeal of the game.

1.3 This specification has requirements for: (1) materials, assembly, and design; (2) protected areas (coverage) and penetration resistance; (3) shock absorption; (4) puck impact resistance; (5) extensibility and strength of the chin strap and its attachment; and (6) optical quality.

1.4 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

goaltender; head and face protector; ice hockey; protective equipment;
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