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Eurofins Product Testing - Effectiveness of Skin Protection Equipment

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Duration: 1st October 2002 to 31st May 2004.

RTD Project :
Evaluation of Real and Theoretical Effectiveness of Skin Protection Equipment

Project funded by the CEFIC Long Range Research Initiative

The aim of the project was to analyse the parameters of dermal exposure and protection which are most relevant for human health; the quality of data from today's practice of exposure monitoring and PPE testing; the existing knowledge and gaps of knowledge on dermal protection under field conditions, for the creation of an improved approach for assessment of the performance of skin protective equipment under conditions of service, giving realistic data on the barrier effect and of the remaining dermal exposure.

This analysis should lead to an optimised approach for selection of skin protective equipment and assessment of its effectiveness, which should be evaluated for three model applications. This approach should be applicable at industrial workplaces.

The project team consisted of TNO (The Netherlands, project co-ordinator), IOM and Eurofins where Eurofins was responsible for Testing of Protective Clothing.

More information:

For an overview on glove selection and testing, please click here.

For guidance on selection of gloves, please click here.

For guidance on testing of gloves, please click here.