NOCSAE Standards Committee Votes to Revise Standard, Establishes New Effective Date

On August 14, 2018, in a public online meeting, the NOCSAE Standards Committee voted to revise the pneumatic ram testing standard (section 6.12 of ND081) as presented in the redline version, and established an effective date of Nov. 1, 2019 for standard ND081-18am18.

Objections to the vote of the committee may be recorded for 30 days following this meeting and may be sent to Mike Oliver at, or made under the standard here.

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, is an independent and nonprofit standards development body with the mission to commission research, establish standards for athletic equipment and encourage the dissemination of research findings on sport injury and prevention. Formed in 1970, NOCSAE is a leading force in the effort to improve athletic equipment and, as a result, reduce injuries. NOCSAE efforts include the development of performance and test standards for football helmets, gloves and facemasks, baseball and softball batter’s and catcher’s helmets, baseballs and softballs, ice hockey helmets, soccer shin guards, lacrosse helmets and facemasks, and polo helmets. NOCSAE is comprised of a board of directors representing stakeholders from a number of groups – including consumer and end users, equipment manufacturers and reconditioners, athletic trainers, coaches, equipment managers, and academic and sports medicine associations. These diverse interests have joined forces in an attempt to arrive at a common goal of reducing sports-related injuries. NOCSAE is a nonprofit, charitable organization supported by individuals and organizations with an interest in athletics. For more information, please visit