PPE Legal Series

PPE standards as per EU /US Canadian health and safety law/import laws : Quick Reference Guide

This is a quick Reference Guide for the EU Standards for Personal Protective Clothing including Fire Fighting ApparEl and other health and SAFETY Apparel

*We will edit this list periodically with further information. 

 

CLOTHING FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HEAT AND FLAMES

  • EN 1486 :2007
  • EN ISO 11612 :2008

 

FIRE Fighting AppareL

  • EN 469 :2006

 

STANDARDS for FLAME ReTardant Material

  • EN ISO 11612 :2008
  • EN531 :1995
  • Directive ATEX
  • IEC 61482-2 :2009
  • EN 1149 :2008
  • EN 13034 :2005 + A1 :2009
  • EN ISO 14116 :2008
  • EN ISO 11611 :2007
  • EN 470-1 :1995

 

BS EN ISO 15614-7:2016 Part seven of this international standard covers procedures and tests associated with overlay welding for metallic materials.

 

HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING

 

EN 471 :2003 + A1 :2007

  • EN ISO 20471 :2013
  • EN 343
  • EN 13356
  • GO/RT 3279
  • EN 510
  • EN 342
  • EN 340
  • EN ISO 13688
  • EN 1150

MARINE RANGE – RESCUE

EN ISO 12402-3 :2006

  • EN ISO 12402-4 :2006
  • SOLAS
  • LSA

 

FORESTRY CLOTHING /Safety Equipment

EN 381-5 :1995

 

ANTI-STATIC CLOTHING

EN 1149 :2008

  • EN 61340-5-1 :2007

 

SAFETY SHOES

  • EN ISO 20345 :2011
  • EN ISO 20347 :2012
  • EN ISO 13287 :2012
  • EN 61340-4-3 :2002

 

ANTI-SLIP SHOES

EN ISO 13287 :2007

 

HAND PROTECTION

  • EN 420 :2003 + A1 :2009
  • EN ISO 10819 :1996
  • EN407 :2004
  • EN 12477 :2001
  • EN374-1 :2003
  • EN374-2 :2003
  • EN374-3 :2003
  • EN 1149-1 :2006
  • EN 1149-5 :2008
  • ESD
  • EN 511 :2006
  • EN 381-7 :1999

 

Other PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

EN 14605 :2005

  • EN ISO 13982 :2004 (Type 5) + A1 :2010
  • EN 13034 :2005 (Type 6 et Type PB(6))
  • EN 1149-5 :2008
  • EN 14126 :2003
  • EN 1073-2 :2002
  • EN 14116 :2008

 

BREATHING PROTECTION

EN 136 :1998

  • EN 140 :1998
  • EN 143 :2000
  • EN 14387 :2004
  • EN 149 :2001

 

EYE PROTECTION

EN 116 :2001

  • EN 1731
  • EN 175

HEAD PROTECTION

  • EN 397 :1995
  • EN 175 :1997
  • EN 812
  • EN 379 :2003

 

 

HEARING PROTECTION

  • EN 352 :2002
  • FALL PROTECTION (P.374)
  • EN 354 :2002
  • EN 358 :2000
  • EN 360 :2002
  • EN 361 : 2002
  • EN 362 : 2005
  • EN 364 : 1993
  • EN 353-2 :2002

FIRST AID

  • CE 93/42
  • ECE R27
  • EN 71-3
  • Surgical rubber gloves

    • ISO 10282:2002
      • Single-Use Sterile Surgical Rubber Gloves
      • Type 1: Gloves made primarily from natural rubber latex.
    • ASTM D3577 (2019)
      • Standard Specification for Rubber Surgical Gloves Test Methods

    Medical examination gloves – rubber latex

    • ISO 11193-1:2008
      • Single-use medical examination gloves – Part 1: Specification for gloves made from rubber latex or rubber solution
      • Type 1: Gloves made primarily from natural rubber latex.
      • Type 2: Gloves made primarily from nitrile rubber latex, polychloroprene rubber latex, styrene–butadiene rubber solution, styrene–butadiene rubber emulsion or thermoplastic elastomer solution.
    • ASTM D3578 (2019)
      • Standard Specification for Rubber Examination Gloves

    Medical examination gloves – nitrile rubber latex

    • ISO 11193-1:2008
      • Single-use medical examination gloves – Part 1: Specification for gloves made from rubber latex or rubber solution
      • Type 2: Gloves made primarily from nitrile rubber latex, polychloroprene rubber latex, styrene–butadiene rubber solution, styrene–butadiene rubber emulsion or thermoplastic elastomer solution.
    • ASTM D6319 (2019)
      • Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Application

    Medical examination gloves – poly (vinyl chloride)

    • ISO 11193-2:2006
      • Poly (vinyl chloride) Gloves for Medical Applications
    • ASTM D5250 (2019)
      • Poly (vinyl chloride) Gloves for Medical Applications
    • ASTM D5250-06(2011)
      • Standard Specification for Poly(vinyl chloride) Gloves for Medical Application

    Medical glove test methods

    • ASTM D5151 (2019)
      • Standard Test Method for Detection of Holes in Medical Gloves
    • ASTM D6124 (2006 R2017)
      • Standard Test Method for Residual Powder on Medical Gloves
    • ASTM D3772 (2015)
      • Standard Specification for Rubber Finger Cots Surgeon’s Gloves
    • ASTM D5712 (2015)
      • Standard Test Method for the Analysis of Aqueous Extractable Protein in Natural Rubber and Its Products Using the Modified Lowry Method
    • ASTM D6499 (2018)
      • Standard Test Method for the Immunological Measurement of Antigenic Protein in Natural Rubber and Its Products

    World Health Organization standards

    The WHO also recognizes the following standards for certification of gloves:

    Gloves, examination, non-sterile

    Gloves, examination, nitrile, powder-free, non-sterile, single-use Gloves should have long cuffs, reaching well above the wrist, ideally to mid-forearm. Sizes: small, medium, large.

    Standards

    • EU MDD Directive 93/42/EEC Category III,
    • EU PPE Regulation 2016/425 Category III,
    • EN 455,
    • EN 374,
    • ANSI/ISEA 105,
    • ASTM D6319, or equivalent

    Gloves, examination or surgical, sterile

    Gloves – surgical or examination – nitrile, powder-free, sterile, single-use. Gloves should have long cuffs, reaching well above the wrist, ideally to mid-forearm. Sizes: small, medium, large.

    Standards

    • EU MDD Directive 93/42/EEC Category III,
    • EU PPE Regulation 2016/425 Category III,
    • EN 455,
    • ANSI/ISEA 105,
    • ASTM D6319 or equivalent

 

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