STANDARD EN 374-1:2016
PROTECTIVE GLOVES AGAINST DANGEROUS CHEMICALS AND MICRO-ORGANISMS
Adapted from the old EN374:2003 standard, the new EN374-1:2016 standard has introduced 6 new chemicals as well as updating testing methods. There are now three levels of chemical resistance : Type A (high resistance) Type B (medium resistance) Type C (lowest resistance). To achieve any level of chemical resistance, a glove must pass the air leak, water leak and permeation tests. Whether the glove is Type A, B or C , is determined by the number of chemicals it can resist for a set period of time, e.g Type A gloves will resist at least 6 chemicals from the below list for at least 30 mins (level 2). The 6 chemicals are displayed below the pictogram as their letter code.