OVERVIEW OF
LEGISLATION
 

All personal protective equipment must be approved in accordance with EU Directive 89/686 EEC, and in addition, there are a number of EN norms that shall be fulfilled in a variety of applications. The list below shows the main and most commonly used norms in the different areas. OX-ON A/S helps you to comply with the legislation and take care of yourself. 

 

BREATHING PROCTECTION


EN 136        Full Face Masks
EN 139        Fresh Air Breathing Apparatus
EN 140        Half Masks
EN 141        Gas Filters and Combination Filters
EN 143        Particle Filters
EN 146        Motorised Respiratory Protection with Helmet/Hood
EN 147        Breathing Apparatus with Power Turbo
EN 149        Filtered Face Masks
EN 270        Pressure Air-Fed Hood/Visor 

FACE AND EYE PROTECTION


EN 166         Eye Protection, Requirements for Protection
EN 167         Eye Protection, Requirements for Optical Features
EN 169         Eye Protection, DIN Requirements
EN 175         Eye and Face Protection for Welding
EN 379         Eye Protection for Welding with DIN Glass 

FALL PROTECTION


EN 341        Lowering Devices
EN 353        Glide System
EN 354        Line
EN 355        Shock Absorbers
EN 358        Support Belts
EN 361        Harness
EN 362        Connectors
EN 363        Fall Protection Systems
EN 364        Testing Methods
EN 365        Instructional Manual and Labeling 

CLOTHING


EN 369        Chemical Effect Replaced by: EN ISO 6529:2002
EN 374        Chemical Effect, Gloves
EN 420        General Rules
EN 530        Mechanical Properties–Wear Resistance
EN 863        Mechanical Properties–Puncturing
EN ISO 6529:2002        Chemical Effect

HEAD PROTECTION


EN 397        Safety Helmets 

 

WORK AND SAFETY FOOTWEAR


EN 345        Safety Footwear with 200J Toe Cap
EN 346        Safety Footwear with 100J Toe Cap
EN 347        Safety Footwear without Toe Cap 

HEARING PROTECTION


EN 352        Hearing Protection

FIRST AID AND SIGNAGE


EU Directive MMD9¾2 EEC on the approval of eyewash as a Class 1 Medical Device 

WORK GLOVES


EN 388        Mechanical Attributes--Wear Resistance, Puncturing, etc.
EN 388        Mechanica Attributes Cutting
EN 388        Static Electricity
EN 374        Chemical Effect
EN 374        Microorganisms
EN 407        Effect of Heat
EN 420        General Requirements
EN 421        Radiation
EN 455        Medical Disposable Gloves
EN 511        Effect of cold
EN 629        Protective gloves for firefighters
EN 60903    Insulated gloves for working with live voltage
EN 10819    Mechanical vibrations and shock. Hand/arm vibrations
EU Directive 2002/61/EEC on AZO colours
FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.2600 on foods 

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