The safety of athletes, spectators, staff, volunteer and all people involved with OCR is of the utmost important for the continued growth and development of the sport. USAOCR takes safety seriously and follows international standards provided by World OCR and other organizations.
USAOCR is committed to developing safety standards that ensure obstacle design, build, structural integrity, use, maintenance and procedures meet a minimum standard. Aa a member of World OCR, USAOCR follows standards set by ASTM International, an organization responsible for global safety standards, Committee F24, sub committee F24.61 and the working group for land based obstacles ASTM WK54714. This working group provides guidelines for design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of obstacle courses by designers, owners, builders, and operators. World OCR work closely with international brands and organizations on the standard, including Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, The ATS Team (Ninja Warrior), Urban Sky and Med Prep Group.
In addition to the ASTM International Standard being developed for obstacles, USAOCR has standards and guidelines for event producers and race directors. These are available for brand partners and local organising committees producing sanctioned and approved events.
The health, wellness and medical safety of athletes is of paramount importance for OCR. The Medical Committee is responsible for establishing conditions at USAOCR sanctioned competitions, which ensure the health and safety of all participants. They control Anti-doping policies and activities and ensure that USAOCR complies with the World Anti-Doping Agency code and the IOC and World OCR anti-doping rules.
The USAOCR Athlete Committee is responsible for coaching, training and coach certification. The committee works with the USAOCR Medical Committee to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.