Skylight Fall Protection Task Group Chair Presents Current Findings
to ASTM; To Develop Test Method Working Draft
The Skylight Council's Skylight Fall Protection Task Group of the
American Architectural Manufacturers Association, recently presented
the group's in-progress findings to the ASTM Working Group handling
the "Specification of Human Impact Criteria, with Procedure
for Testing and Rating Plastic-Glazed Unit Skylights and Related
Products used on Commercial Walkable Roofs for Fall-Through Resistance."
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"The scope in question and the working draft of the specification
was presented and is under consideration of the ASTM working group,"
said John Westerfield of CrystaLite Inc., chair of the task group.
"As the ASTM call occurred shortly after the AAMA task group
call, the standard review process was not given. The documents presented
were done in a manner to clarify that they were not yet reviewed
nor agreed upon by the AAMA Skylight Council at this juncture."
Westerfield currently is in the process of receiving and compiling
comments on his task group's scope. In addition, the task group
has been asked to provide a draft of the test method to be used
as a working draft, prior to its next conference call with the ASTM
"There is much to be discussed and debated," Westerfield
says. "However, moving forward with new drafted documents is
a step in the right direction toward developing a standard/test
method based on a consensus of all those involved."
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