PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
1- RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
IMPORTANT: limitations of use
- Do not use filtering devices, neither atmospheres rich in oxygen, nor when the concentration of oxygen is < 19, 5 %.
- Do not use filtering devices in confined spaces such as tanks, stills, pits, sewers, trenches or other poorly ventilated spaces where high concentrations of contaminant can be present or built rapidly.
Quality system guarantee of production agreed by the Notified Body 0099 (AENOR).
The quality control tests are carried out in every production according to Art.11B of 89/686 directive.
Respiratory Protective Devices
EN 140 Half masks and quarter masks
EN 149 Filtering half masks to protect against particles (dust masks)
EN143 Particle Filters
EN14387 Gas Filters and combined filters
2- EYE PROTECTION
|CE-EN STANDARD (Normative references)|
|EN 166||Personal eye-protection. Requirements|
|EN 167||Personal eye-protection. optical test methods|
|EN 169||Personal eye-protection. ´Čülters for welding and related techniques. Transmittance requirementsand recommended usage|
|EN 170||Personal eye-protection. Ultraviolet ´Čülters. Transmittance requirements and recommended use|
|EN 171||Personal eye-protection. infrared ´Čülters. Transmittance requirements and recommended use|
|EN 172||Personal eye-protection. Sunglare ´Čülters for industrialuse|
|EN 175||Personaleye-protection. Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes|
|EN 379||Personal eye-protection. Automatic ´Čülters for welding|
|EN 1731||Personal eye-protection. Eye and face meshprotectors|
|EN 1598||Hygiene and security in welding and similar processes. Curtains, slats and transparent screens for bow-welding processes|
EN 172 ÔÇô SUNGLARE FILTERS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE
- Protect human eye from extremely bright conditions.
- Increase comfort and visual perception.
- The right filter choice will depend on:
- The level of environment lighting.
- The self sensibility to the blinding.
- Apart from some absorption of the brightness, the filters must ensure:
- The eye protection in ultravio-let spectral areas.
- The protection (depending on the situation) to the infrareds.
CHOICE OF THE EYE PROTECTOR
Selecting an appropriate eye protection fora given risk is vital. If not performed properly,the effectson the userÔÇÖseye canrangefrom a nuisance to serious injury orlossof vision.
Be sure that the spectacles you handle have been tested and the meet with thepoint 7.1.2. Optical requirements on the Standard EN 166. Ifso, on the CE Type certificate, it will be shown the Optical Quality X, and that it is according to the EN 166, that means, to all the points of the StandardÔÇŁ.
|Symbols for Mechanical Strength|
|S||Increased robustness, resistant to a 22mmand 43 gr ball to 12 m/s|
| Impacto de part├şculas a alta velocidad |
|A||High energy impacts, resistant to a6mm and 0, 86 gr ball to 190 m/s |
|B||Medium energy impacts, resistant toa 6mm and 0, 86 gr ball to 120 m/s|
|F||Low energy impacts, resistant to a 6mmand 0, 86 gr ball to 45 m/s|
| Impacts of high-speed particles + Extreme Temperatures |
|AT||High energy impacts, 12m/s + Extreme Temperatures|
|BT||Medium energy impacts, 120m/s + ExtremeTemperatures|
|FT||Low energy impacts, 45m/s + Extreme Temperatures|
| Covered Risk |
|K||Resistance to the surface damage by fine particles|
|N||Resistance to the fogging of oculars|
| Symbols for fields of use |
|4||Large dust particles|
|5||Gas and fine dust particles|
|8||Short circuit electric arc|
|9||Molten metals, hot solids|
| Optical Class Symbols |
|1||Continuous work. Spherical refractive power +-0,06|
|2||Intermittent work. Spherical refractive power +-0,12|
|3||Sporadic work. Spherical refractive power +-0,25|
3- EAR PROTECTION
|General requirements and Testing|
|EN 352-1||Hearing protectors: Ear-muffs|
|EN 352-2||Hearing protectors: Ear plugs|
|EN 352||Hearing protectors: Ear muffs attached to anindustrial safety helmet|
|EN 352-4 / A1 ||Hearing protectors: Level dependent ear-muffs|
|EN 352-5||Hearing protectors: Active noise reduction ear-muffs|
|EN 352-6||Hearing protectors: Ear-muff with electrical audioimput|
|EN 352-7||Hearing protectors: level dependent ear-plugs|
|EN 352-8||Hearing protectors: entertainment audio ear-muffs|
|Guidance document for each protectors|
|EN 458||Hearing protectors: Selection, use,care and maintenance|
|EXPOSURE LIMIT VALUES AND ACTIONS|
|Exposure limit values||LEX, 8h=87 dB (A) Ppeak||Exposure limit values must not be exceeded|
|Exposure upper values||LEX, 8h=85 dB (A) Ppeak||Ear protectors must be used. Compulsory|
|Exposure lower values||LEX, 8h=80 dB (A) Ppeak||Manager could give worker ear protectors. Optional|
CHOICE OF THE EAR PROTECTOR
According to the Directive 2003/10/EC ofthe 06/05/2003, published the 15/02/2003and applicable from 2006, the users willhave the appropriate ear protector up to the constant noise of 80 dB. Beyond this security limit could appear injuries.
Essential to know the Ear Protector:
- Know the noise intensity.
- Know the SNR of the Ear Protector.
Calculation to choose the most suitable
snr: 27 dB
*(Suitable protection at less than 80 dB)
No go down from 65 dB. Overprotection risk.
4- HEAD PROTECTION
|CE-EN Standard Description|
|EN 397 ||Protection helmets for the industry|
|EN 50365||Electrically isolating helmets forthe usage in low tension instalations|
|EN 812||Protection helmets against shocks for industry|
|EN 13087-1||Conditions and conditioning|
|EN 13087-2||Impacts absorption|
|EN 13087-3||Resistance to the perforation|
|EN 13087-4||Retention system efficiency|
|EN 13087-5||Resistance to the retention system|
|EN 13087-6||Field of vision|
|EN 13087-7||Flame retardant|
|EN 13087-8||Electrical properties|
|EN 13087-10||Resistant to the radiant heat|