ASTM UPDATE: The inflatable amusements task group met in New Orleans on Feb. 2, 2017. The task group drafted a set of balloe items for Feb./ March. These are narrowly focused changes to previously balloted sections that improve clarity and/or correct technical specifications.
Topics include: netting/mesh, emergency exits, specifications for vinyl surfacing on ingress/egress/climb areas of slides, GFCI requirements, minimum jumping space examples, and patching/repairs.
24 ballot items were put out to vote by the Inflatable Devices Task Group from Nov-Jan. 19 ballot items passed.
5 ballot items were withdrawn due to persuasive negatives. These will be revised and re-balloted this spring.
UltraSound Special Events Inc. is represented to ASTM by Kevin Wieging. Participation in voting took place in all ASTM F24 committee ballots to influence safety in the inflatable industry. For more information and to participate in standards voting for the inflatable industry, join astm at