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ASTM International Hosts Standards Officer from Ghana Standards Board

Miss Adelaide Teimle Leigh, assistant standards officer at the Ghana Standards Board (GSB), will visit ASTM International headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa., this fall as part of the ASTM Standards Expert Exchange Program (SEEP).

Officer from Standardization Administration of China to Visit ASTM International

ASTM International will host Mr. Pan Beichen of the Standardization Administration or China this fall as part of the ASTM Standards Expert Exchange Program (SEEP) initiative that was launched in 2008.

Bahrain National Standards Body Adopts ASTM International Standards


In a 2008 Annual Report, the Bahrain Directorate for Standards and Metrology (BSMD) outlines the success of the memorandum of understanding that was signed with ASTM International in 2008. 

National Standards Body of Costa Rica References ASTM International Standards


According to a recent annual report, a memorandum of understanding signed between the Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (INTECO) and ASTM International in 2005 continues to benefit both organizations.

Formed in 1987, the Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica oversees all standards activities and promotes the quality of goods and services in Costa Rica.  The use of ASTM International standards has continued to grow in Costa Rica, and 14 ASTM standards were referenced in the development of Costa Rican national standards over the past year. 

National Standards Body of Jamaica Consults Several ASTM International Standards

Over the past year, several ASTM International standards were consulted for the preparation of Jamaican technical standards, according to the Annual Report submitted to ASTM by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).

Established in 1968, the mission of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica is to promote the international competitiveness of Jamaican products, facilitate trade, and protect consumers by providing standardization and metrology services. BSJ and ASTM International signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2002.

ASTM International Continues Sponsorship of Nature Programs for Area Elementary Schools

Through an ongoing program sponsored by ASTM International, children at area elementary schools have been learning about science and nature at Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, Pa. Experts from Riverbend visit the schools for classroom lessons, which are reinforced by class field trips to Riverbend. Visits this spring have allowed students to learn first-hand about watersheds, streams and ponds, pollution and macrobiology.

Washington Fire Company Purchases Life Saving Equipment With ASTM International Donation

ASTM International continued its ongoing support of Washington Fire Company No. 1 in Conshohocken, Pa. with a recent donation of over $5,000.  Lifesaving equipment purchased with the donation included 10 digital pagers and a software programming kit, 15 survivor flashlights and three bank chargers that mount in the fire truck and seven PASS devices. PASS devices begin to beep if no motion is detected, indicating the location of a firefighter who may be missing or trapped during an incident. 

ASTM International Supports Fashion Fundraiser and Summer Fun at The Fellowship House of Conshohocken

ASTM International has made a $9,000 donation to the Fellowship House of Conshohocken. This donation will be used for the Summer Playground Program at the Fellowship House. The program includes a six-week summer camp for children ages 6-11, a co-ed basketball league for children ages 6-16 and other educational and recreational activities.

Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina Adopts ASTM International Standards


[size= small]According to a recent annual report submitted by the Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAS), a 2002 memorandum of understanding signed by BAS and ASTM International continues to be a success.

The Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an autonomous government
administration that issues and publishes national standards and technical regulations. BAS acts on behalf of Bosnia and Herzegovina in international, European and other interstate standards organizations.

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