Equipements de protection

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All Euopean legislation can be found in the “EUR-Lex” database. It is possible to search for specific directives, to follow the analytical structure or to check the alphabetical index. Most documents are also available as consolidated versions, i.e. later amendments, corrections etc. are incorporated into one although non-official document.

PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) directive
Council Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment

All relevant European standards can be found at the webpages of the ISO.

Gloves, Skin Protection

The links from the German statutory accident insurance (Berufsgenossenschaft) lead to a database-search interface. Enter the required identification or title. You can then view or download the document in pdf-format.

German Federal Association for Hand Protection
Selection and use of gloves
A link collection from FU Berlin
BGR 195
German Berufsgenossenschaft rules for application of gloves
BGR 197
German Berufsgenossenschaft rules for skin protection
BGI 658
German Berufsgenossenschaft information skin protection in metal companies

Protective Clothes

BGR 189
Handling of protective clothes

Eye Protection

BGR 192
German Berufsgenossenschaft rules on eye and face protection


BGI 693
German Berufsgenossenschaft information: collection of certified respirators
BGR 190
Handling of respirators