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  1. Personal Protective Equipment Kerstin Bergemalm-Rynell Senior Chemist Marianne Andersson Lab Technician Occupational & Environmental Medicin Sahlgrenska University Hospital

  2. AFS 2001:3 From The Swedish Work Environment Authority The use of Personal Protective Equipment • ”Shallmean all equipment designed to be worn or held by the workertoprotecthim/heragainstone or morehazardslikelytoendangerhis/hersafety and health at work, and addition or accessory designed tomeetthisobjective.”

  3. AFS 2001:3 Use of Personal Protective Equipment • Personal protectiveequipmentshall be usedwhenthe risks cannot be avoided or sufficientlylimitedby technicalmeans off collectiveprotection or by measures, methods or procedures of work organisation. • The employershall, at no costto the employee, provide the personal protectiveequipmentneeded for the work.

  4. Different kinds of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE • Safetyhelmets • Hearing Protection • Eye Protection • SafetyGloves • Respiratory Protection • Safetyshoes • Protective Clothing • Fall Protection • FirstAid • Skin Protection

  5. SafetyGloves Shallcomplywith the requirements in AFS 1996:7 and the packageshall be markedwith • Manufacturer/Representative within the EU • Model/Description • Size • Pictograms (symbols) thatfulfil the protectionrequirements that are valid for the gloves • Expiring date (if relevant) • CE-marks containing CE + 4 digits

  6. ADI 549 Protectyour handsProtective Gloves –choose the right glove against chemicals • Is the chemical in solid state or in vapor or liquidphase • Is there a mechanical risk • Is there an electrical risk? • Is there a risk in that the environment is too hot or toocold. • Is there a biological risk? • Arethereother risks?

  7. ADI 549 EN 388 EN 407 EN 511 www.av.se

  8. ChemicalDurability Three different categories: • Glovesused in low risk situations. • All kinds of glovesthatcannot be caracterised as 1 eller 3 • Glovesthatwill be used in dangerousenvironments and wheretherewill be a huge risk of dangerousaccidentstohappen i.e. for instancewhenvery aggressive chemicalsarebeingused

  9. SS-EN374-2 Protectionagainst MicroorganismsSS-EN374-3 Protectionagainst Chemicals EN374-3:2003 AJKL 374-1:2003

  10. SS-EN374-2 Protectionagainst MicroorganismsSS-EN374-3 Protectionagainst Chemicals EN 374-2:2003 Level 3

  11. An Exampleof howto Mark Gloves CATEGORY lll EN 374-3:2003 EN 374-2:2003 EN 388:2003 CE 0120 3000 Level 3 AJKL Large/9 Extra length: 300 mm AQL 0,65 G1 Virus Resistant Micro-organism Resistant

  12. Glove Materials • Naturalrubber (Latex) • Polyethylene, PE • Vinyl • Nitrile • Neoprene • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) • PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) • Butyl rubber

  13. Guides for choosing the appropiateglove • www.ansellpro.com/specware/ • www.guide.eu • http://www.ejendals.se/1295.php

  14. To choose the appropriategloves Low risk Naturalrubber PVC/Vinyl Polyethylene, PE High risk Nitrile Neoprene ? No No Yes Butyl Viton Laminated plastic gloves From Ejendals

  15. Review of different glove materials EN 374 and from EU Guide

  16. General advice • The glovedoes not protectyou for ever … • Be carefulaboutwhereyouthrowyourusedgloves • Be carefultoalwayskeepyourpackings, containers, and equipmentclean on the outside