American Standards

Risk managers are well aware of the need to comply with regulations that affect security in the hands of workers exposed to specific occupational risks or who have to perform time-consuming cleanups. Understanding of numeric codes and symbols that are used to specify the levels of protection guarantees to workers that it has the appropriate level of protection for the task or cleaning carried out. Correspondence matching codes of proper protection risks is therefore an important factor. International (ISO) and Australia / New Zealand (ANSI) help to classify specific attributes of products and communicate the levels of quality and protection of personal protective equipment, says Jerome Feuvrier of Ansell. Although compliance with the AS / NZS 2161 for labor protection gloves is not mandatory for manufacturers, security officers see the compliance as a key issue. Australia and certain parts of Asia have a policy of adopting the international standards established for their own use and have implemented a number of rules identical to those used everywhere. In Europe they have been tested and approved to meet all the many stringent standards community and American. For example, the standard EN 420 (AS / NZS 2161.

2: 1998) labour protection gloves, defines the General requirements for all protective gloves (except gloves electrician and doctor) for the construction of glove, food safety, cleaning, comfort and efficiency, marking and information. A series of standards listed below: AS / NZS 2161. 3: 1998 (388) gloves for protection against mechanical hazards, AS / NZS 2161. 10: 1998 (374) protection against chemicals and micro-organisms and AS / NZS 2161. 4: 1999 (407) gloves for protection against thermal risks. Each of these standards is represented by a symbol and number stamped on gloves, the higher the number, higher level of guarantee of protection. For each standard requires testing to determine the extent of the level of protection and is a useful guide for those in charge of security for workers, says Jerome. Original author and source of the article