|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1926|
|Death: ||May 25, 2007|
Professor Emeritus of Case Western Reserve University. World War II US Army Veteran. Member of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. Eugene Bahniuk was a skier and engineer whose research and considerable skills of diplomacy resulted in a significant reduction of skier injuries and litigation. His research earned him recognition from the USSA and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
In 1972 Bahniuk formed sub-committee FO8.14 within ASTM to examine skiing injuries and to come up with standards that manufacturers could follow. Within 10 years it was a full ASTM committee. Because of its nature this was a very diverse committee that represented a wide variety of interests in the skiing world. Bahniuk was able to make the committee move forward on all issues without any special interest group taking over the process. Among its achievements was the development of a Ski Binding Performance Tester. Bahniuk, who had invented the device, placed its patent in the public domain so everyone could benefit from it.
Studies done on skiing injuries have demonstrated a significant decline since these standrads were put in place. One study in the northeast showed a 90% decline in lower leg injuries that could be related to improvements in ski equipment addressed by the standards process that Bahniuk had inspired.
From 1973 to 1999 he headed the U.S. delegation to the ISO meetings on skiing. He published over 20 papers on his research.
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