European Glove Safety Standards
European Glove Safety Standards have been developed to assist glove manufacturers and suppliers in obtaining the CE Mark, indicating the gloves’ compliance with the EU legislation.
Since gloves designed to protect against one hazard, may not protect against another, a wide range of gloves are available for different type of applications. The following standards outline requirements regarding General Performance, Mechanical Protection, protection against chemicals and microorganisms, temperature resistance, fire and water penetration.
To determine if gloves are compliant with the PPE directive for lab Testing, an accredited third-party lab-testing facility should perform a product assessment test. Lab-testing companies can also evaluate applicable EN standards.
The following are the standards applicable to Laboratory Glove box gloves / gauntlets and replacement gloves.