Supports head movement for increased comfort
Less risk of lint
REGULATION (EU) 2016/425
EN ISO 13688:2013 General requirements for protective clothing.
This standard specifies general performance requirements for ergonomics, innocuousness, size designation, durability, ageing, compatibility and marking of protective clothing and the information to be supplied by the manufacturer with the protective clothing.
EN ISO 13982-1:2004+A1:2010 Protective clothing for use against solid particulates – Type 5 clothing
|TYPE||5||Protection against dust (asbestos) – Type 5|
This standard sets out the minimum requirements for chemical protection clothing resisting penetration of solid particulates suspended in air (type 5).
This clothing offers full body protection, including the torso, arms and legs, such as one or two-piece coveralls, with or without hood or face-shield, with or without foot protection.
EN13034:2005+A1:2009 Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 equipment)
|TYPE||6||Limited protection against liquid chemicals Type 6|
This standard sets out the minimum requirements for limited use and reusable, limited performance, chemical protective clothing. Limited use chemical protective clothing is intended for use in cases of a potential exposure to light sprays, liquid aerosols or low-pressure, low-volume splashes, against which a complete liquid permeation barrier (at the molecular level) is not required.
EN1149-5:2018 Electrostatic properties – Part 5: Material performance and design requirements
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WARNING: These requirements may be insufficient in oxygen enriched flammable environments. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages. The control of undesirable static electricity on the person is often necessary.
The electrostatic potential may, indeed, have serious consequences on the charged individual, because it can be high enough to cause dangerous sparks.
After a risk assessment, the wearing of protective electrical dissipation clothing may be necessary. The use of clothing certified according to EN1149-5 is then adapted.
The ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC, in its Annex II-A-2.
3, requests that workers be equipped with work clothes made of materials that do not produce electrostatic discharges that can ignite explosive environments.
The electrostatic potential can also affect equipment sensitive to electric discharge. And antistatic clothing are often used on electronic manufacturing sites, assembling semiconductors for example. Finally, they are used on sites with controlled atmospheres such as automotive paint workshops, to avoid the emission of particles that may be deposited on the body paint.
The antistatic charge dissipation can be provided by a process limiting the build up of charge, or by adding carbon or metal wires. People wearing protective electrostatic charge dissipation clothing must always be grounded with a resistance of less than 10⁸Ω, for example, by wearing appropriate footwear such as the safety shoes stated in EN ISO 20345, or by other suitable means.