STANDARD EN 374 - Chemicals

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> Standard EN ISO 374 : 2016

Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms.

 
 

Before : Standard EN 374-1:2003

 Chemical Protection

Basic protection
Gloves resistant to penetration (EN 374-2: 2003)

Specific protection
• Gloves resistant to penetration (EN 374-2: 2003)
• Permeation tests (EN 374-3: 2003): breakthrough time ≥ 30 min for at least three out of a list of twelve chemicals

Protection against micro-organisms (bacteria and fungi)

• Gloves resistant to penetration (EN 374-2: 2003)
• AQL: level 2 minimum (AQL: acceptable quality level)

Now : Standard EN ISO 374-1: 2016

Protective gloves against chemicals

It is based on three test methods:
• Penetration test in accordance with standard EN 374-2: 2014
• Permeation test in accordance with standard EN 16523-1: 2015 which replaces standard EN 374-3
• Degradation test in accordance with standard EN 374-4: 2013

Degradation test (deterioration of the physical properties of the glove in contact with the chemical) in accordance with EN 374-4: 2013

To be able to claim protection against a chemical of the list, permeation and from now degradation tests must be carried out. The results of the degradation test must appear in the information leaflet.

6 new chemicals have been added to the list of hazardous compounds

Standard EN ISO 374-5: 2016

Protective gloves against micro-organisms

Gloves must pass the penetration resistance test in accordance with standard EN 374-2: 2014. The possibility of claiming protection against viruses was added, if the glove passes ISO 16604: 2004 (method B) test.

 

 

For gloves offering protection
against bacteria and fungi.

 

 

For gloves protecting against bacteria,
fungi and viruses.