course 2 : the gloves

Resistance to chemical products and micro-organisms : standard EN 374

Resistance to chemical products and micro-organisms : standard EN 374

The standard EN 374 defines the protection against dangerous chemical products and penetration by micro-organisms.

The protective gloves which comply with the EN 374 standard have passed a test of resistance to air and water. They are non-porous and they do not have any non-watertight seams or other imperfections. In addition these gloves have undergone quality controls and are considered resistant to the passage of micro-organisms, bacteria and fungi. Protection against viruses is the object of a specific medical standard and of a pictogram containing the word “virus” when the glove has successfully passed the test.

The first pictogram indicates that the protective glove fulfils the undermentioned criteria and that it also protects against permeation by chemical substances, see following pages.

In principle, these two pictograms should not appear together on the same glove, as they indicate different levels of protection.

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