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Personal Protective Equipment | Monthly bulletin | December 2019

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Chemical

 

Europe

 

Standards Updates

 

See below a table summarising some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN ISO 374-2:2019

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms - Part 2: Determination of resistance to penetration (ISO 374-2:2019)

2020-04-30

EN 374-2:2014

EN ISO 374-4:2019

Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms - Part 4: Determination of resistance to degradation by chemicals (ISO 374-4:2019)

2020-04-30

EN 374-4:2013

EN ISO 27065:2017/A1:2019

Protective clothing - Performance requirements for protective clothing worn by operators applying pesticides and for re-entry workers - Amendment 1: Surrogate test chemical (ISO 27065:2017/Amd 1:2019)

2020-04-30

 

 

Product Recalls/Alerts

 

Below you will find a monthly summary of product recalls and alerts in Europe (Source “RAPEX”).

 

Europe

 

RAPEX (European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products – Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

 

The following 1 alert regarding Personal Protective equipment has been reported, from week 43 until week 46 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Injuries

1

Lanyard: it could break during use causing the person to fall to the ground. Not complying with the EN 354