The European Economic Community adopted Directive 89/686/EEC in 1989, which defines the requirements that must be met by Personal Protective Equipment in order to preserve the health and safety of users.
THE HAZARDS ARE DIVIDED INTO THREE CATEGORIES:
- Category 1 Minor hazards
- Category 2 Intermediate hazards
- Category 3 Serious or fatal hazards
TO HELP YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, 6 LEVELS OF PROTECTION OR ‘TYPES’ - HAVE BEEN DEFINED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION: