Free Access to ASTM’s Homeland Security Standards for Criminal Justice Professionals
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Through a collaboration between NIJ and ASTM International, public safety professionals (e.g.,
law enforcement, corrections, forensics agency, emergency management) can get free access to relevant ASTM standard specifications, guides, practices and test methods.
ASTM and NIJ have created a custom portal designed to make sharing relevant data easier than ever before. This is part of a larger effort in which NIJ and ASTM International are working together to develop standards and test methods that address the needs of the public safety community.
What You Get
You will have unlimited free access to all of ASTM’s homeland security application documents. This includes standard practices, guides, test methods, and specifications in the areas of:
- Biological agent detection
- Decontamination stations
- Emergency management
- Explosive detection
- Protective equipment
See below for the
complete list of publications you will be able to access via the portal.
From within the portal you also have access to extended functions including:
- Color-coded highlighting for comparing revisions (Redlines).
- Ability to annotate within the documents for sharing online with others.
- Integration of NIJ practices and procedures into the standards.
- Linking to ASTM Membership signup and collaboration area.
How to Get Access
Register to access the portal by sending an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to:
- Send this email from a valid address demonstrating that you are a current, active member of a federal, state or local public safety agency.
Do not use a personal email address (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo).
- Include "Request access to NIJ/ASTM Standards Portal" in the subject line.
Once your agency email address has been confirmed, you will receive login credentials and instructions for the portal. Your agreement is good for one full year and can be renewed using your official agency email address.
Download a quick start guide on accessing the portal (pdf, 6 pages).
Complete List of Available Documents
The following ASTM standards are available for free to registered agencies via the ASTM-NIJ portal. Once you have registered for access, you will be able to download each document from the portal website.
Homeland Security Applications Standards Available from ASTM
|Document Title||ASTM Number|
|Standard Guide for Hospital Preparedness and Response||E2413-04(2009)|
|Standard Practices for Bulk Sample Collection and Swab Sample Collection of Visible Powders Suspected of Being Biological Agents from Nonporous Surfaces||E2458-10|
|Standard Practice for Measuring and Scoring Performance of Trace Explosive Chemical Detectors||E2520-15|
|Standard Terminology for Urban Search and Rescue Robotic Operations||E2521-07a|
|Standard Guide for Stakeholder-Focused, Consensus-Based Disaster Restoration Process for Contaminated Assets||E2541-10|
|Standard Specification for Portable Water Heaters Used at Personnel Decontamination Stations||E2542-08(2014)|
|Standard Specification for Portable Air Heaters Used at Personnel Decontamination Stations and Shelters||E2543-08(2014)|
|Standard Test Method for Determining Visual Acuity and Field of View of On-Board Video Systems for Teleoperation of Robots for Urban Search and Rescue Applications||E2566-8|
|Standard Practice for Evaluating Cache Packaged Weight and Volume of Robots for Urban Search and Rescue||E2592-7|
|Standard Practice for Radiological Emergency Response||E2601-15|
|Standard Test Method for Blast Resistance of Trash Receptacles||E2639-12|
|Standard Guide for Resource Management in Emergency Management and Homeland Security||E2640-10|
|Standard Guide for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Development||E2668-10|
|Standard Test Method for Determining Limits of Detection in Explosive Trace Detectors||E2677-14|
|Standard Specification for Materials to Mitigate the Spread of Radioactive Contamination after a Radiological Dispersion Event||E2731-9|
|Standard Practice for Responder Family Support Service||E2732-11|
|Standard Specification for Personnel Decontamination System to be Used During a Chemical Event||E2739-10|
|Standard Specification for Trash Receptacles Subjected to Blast Resistance Testing||E2740-120|
|Standard Guide for Operational Guidelines for Initial Response to a Suspected Biothreat Agent||E2770-10|
|Standard Terminology for Homeland Security Applications||E2771-110|
|Standard Test Method for Determination of Thiodiglycol in Soil Using Pressurized Fluid Extraction Followed by Single Reaction Monitoring Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)||E2787-11|
|Standard Practice for Characterization of Bacillus Spore Suspensions for Reference Materials||E2800-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Obstacles: Gaps||E2801-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Obstacles: Hurdles||E2802-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Obstacles: Inclined Planes||E2803-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Obstacles: Stairs/Landings||E2804-11|
|Standard Practice for Measurement of the Biological Activity of Ricin||E2805-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Terrains: Continuous Pitch/Roll Ramps||E2826-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Terrains: Crossing Pitch/Roll Ramps||E2827-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Confined Area Terrains: Symmetric Stepfields||E2828-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Mobility: Maneuvering Tasks: Sustained Speed||E2829-11|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Mobility Capabilities of Emergency Response Robots Using Towing Tasks: Grasped Sleds||E2830-11|
|Standard Guide for Deployment of Blast Resistant Trash Receptacles in Crowded Places||E2831/E2831M-11|
|Standard Test Method for Determination of Thiodiglycol on Wipes by Solvent Extraction Followed by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)||E2838-11|
|Standard Guide for Credentialing for Access to an Incident or Event Site||E2842-14|
|Standard Specification for Ruggedness Requirements for HAZMAT Instrumentation||E2851/E2851M-13|
|Standard Guide for Acquisition, Maintenance, Storage, and Use of Hazardous Material Detection Instrumentation||E2852-13|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Human-System Interaction (HSI): Search Tasks: Random Mazes with Complex Terrain||E2853-12|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Radio Communication: Line-of-Sight Range||E2854-12|
|Standard Test Method for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Radio Communication: Non-Line-of-Site-Range||E2855-12|
|Standard Test Method for Determination of Diisopropyl Methylphosphonate, Ethyl Methylphosphonic Acid, Isopropyl Methylphosphonic Acid, Methylphosphonic Acid and Pinacolyl Methylphosphonic Acid in Soil by Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Analyzed by Liquid||E2866-12|
|Standard Specification for Handheld Point Chemical Vapor Detectors (HPCVD) for Homeland Security Applications||E2885-13|
|Standard Practice for Measurement of Body Armor Wearers||E2902-12|
|Standard Guide for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management||E2915-13|
|Standard Specification for Stationary Point Chemical Vapor Detectors (SPCVD) for Homeland Security Applications||E2933-13|
|Standard Specification for Metal Canopy Systems||E2950-14|
|Standard Guide for Community Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities||E2951-13|
|Standard Specification for Air-Purifying Respiratory Protective Smoke Escape Devices (RPED)||E2952-14|
Date Modified: June 25, 2015