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dnaSRPS CEN ISO/TR 8546:2021

Hand protection - Guidance for selection and use (ISO/DTR 8546:2022)

General information

50.60     Jun 6, 2022

60.55    Jul 6, 2022



Technical Report



This document gives information on the selection and use of personal protective equipment for the hand protection. The application of this Technical Report requires that the risk assessment has been carried out and the hazards have been minimized accordingly through substitution and technical and organizational measures.
On this basis, this Technical Report contains information that supports employers in counteracting certain risks to hands that could not be sufficiently reduced by substitution and technical and organizational measures by selecting and using suitable protective gloves.
This Technical Report provides explanations on selection, usage and training applicable to protective gloves. The explanations concerning specific hazards are provided in Annexes.
This guide considers the following risks:
 mechanical,
 chemical,
 biological,
 thermal,
 electrostatic discharge.
 ionizing radiation
 radioactive contamination
This guide does not cover other risks, because pertinent international or national publications are available or because the relevant information was not available in ISO/TC 94/SC 13/WG 8. Risks not covered include e.g.:
 cuts and stabs by hand knives
 use of chain saws (covered by ISO 11393-4, Annex A)
 animal bites
 needlesticks
 electrocution
 optical radiation
 vibrations
 electric fault arcs
 firefighting (covered by ISO/TR 21808)
 sport.

Related directives

Directives related to this standard.


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

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dnaSRPS CEN ISO/TR 8546:2021
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Jun 6, 2022

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