Safety standards help to keep us all safer at work. It is important when you buy a pair of safety gloves that you look out for the symbols showing for which purpose specific gloves are designed. Within each field there are certain levels of hand protection that the gloves should offer. By understanding the rating systems and applying these safety glove regulations to the workplace, we can all protect our hands and prevent injury.
With this in mind, Globus have put together a series of infographics to help guide you through the important aspects of glove safety ratings. This one focuses on EN374:2003, a rating that will help determine how far the safety glove will help to protect against chemicals and micro-organisms.
The three parts of the EN374:2003 standard are:
• EN374:2003 - Part one (-1) covers terminology and performance requirements
• EN374:2003 - Part two (-2) covers resistance to penetration
• EN374:2003 - Part three (-3) covers resistance to permeation by chemicals
This EN374:2003 Infographic explains more about the standard, the testing procedures and what the resulting data means:
This is a guest blog post from Globus, safety glove manufacturer based in Manchester. To view the full range of infographics available from Globus, please click here.
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