West Conshohocken, Pa.-based ASTM International’s Subcommittee F23.70 on Radiological Hazards —
part of ASTM International Committee F23 on Protective Clothing — is developing a new inspection
standard targeted to healthcare workers who inspect radiation protection garments.
ASTM International Standard WK15823, Practice for the Fluoroscopic Inspection of Radiation
Protection Garments, will provide healthcare workers, radiation safety officers and managers
responsible for inspection programs with a specific method — including acceptance or rejection
criteria — for inspecting these types of garments.
The subcommittee has formed a task group to help develop the new standard, and is
specifically looking for the involvement of radiological healthcare professionals. For more
information, contact Gary Glenn, Golden Gate Medical Supplies LLC, (415) 234-6217;
December 4, 2007