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For more than 45 years, Delta Plus designs, standardises, manufactures, and distributes globally a full set of solutions in personal and collective protective equipment (PPE) to protect professional at work.

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Standards and directives

We operate in a regulated global market in many countries. Thus, we must manage requirements that may vary greatly between countries or regions.
The common goal of our product managers and services is to offer reliable, sustainable, high-performance products in compliance with the regulations and/or standards of each territory where they are used.
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Standards and certifications

All you need to know about PPE standards

Filter
Standards

EN136 : overall masks

It contains laboratory tests and practical performance tests to check the conformity with resistance to temperature, to impacts, to flame, to thermal radiation, to traction,
resistance to cleansers and disinfectants. Furthermore, the visual inspection must concern the marking and the manufacturers’ information guide.

EN14387 : gas filters and compound filters

It contains laboratory tests to check the conformity with resistance to impacts, to temperature, to humidity and corrosive atmospheres, and with mechanical and respiratory resistance.

EN143 : filters against particles

It contains laboratory tests to check the conformity with resistance to impacts, to temperature, to humidity and corrosive atmospheres and with mechanical and respiratory resistance.

EN140 : half-masks and quarter-masks

It contains laboratory tests and practical performance tests to check the conformity with resistance to impacts, to cleaners and disinfectants, to temperature, to flame and respiratory resistance.

ANSI (US American National Standards Institute) Z87.1

Specifications and minimum general requirements, test methods, selection, use and maintenance of eye and face protection.

ASTM-F-2178-12

Standard test method for determining the arc flash index and standard specification for face protection products.

GS-ET 29

Requirements, performances, test methods relating to face shields providing protection against electric arcing.

EN1731

Material specifications, design, performance and test methods for eye and face mesh type protective, for professional use.

CSA Z94.3

This safety eyewear standard covers eye and face protectors for applications in Canada.

EN 166

Applies to all types of individual protection of the eye which protects from hazards likely to damage the eye, except for nuclear radiation, x-rays, laser emissions and infrared emitted by low-temperature sources. Does not apply to eye protection for which separate standards exist (anti-laser eye protection, sunglasses for general use,…).

EN379

Specification of the requirements for automatic welding filters, i.e. welding screens with automatic variation of the transmission factor. These screens are intended to protect operators during welding and related techniques..

EN 169

Specifications of level numbers and requirements relating to the transmittance of filters to protect operators for welding and related techniques. Specification of requirements for welding filters with double number of levels.

EN 175

Specifications for the safety requirements for eye and face protection equipment for welding and related techniques (filters frames/ media).

EN 170

Specifications of level numbers and of requirements relating to the transmittance of the filters for protection against ultraviolet radiation.

EN 172

Specification of level numbers and requirements relating to the transmittance of filters for protection against solar radiation, industrial use.

OTHER ACCREDITATIONS (outside European Union)

Some of our products are accredited under the regulations of many countries.

The products concerned and / or bear the following markings:

USA

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EN ISO 374-5 AGAINST THE DANGERS OF MICRO-ORGANISMS

EN ISO 374-5 specifies the requirements and test methods for protective gloves intended to protect the user against microorganisms (mold and bacteria, potentially viruses).

Penetration of molds and bacteria (tested according to EN374-2): Test by which the water and airtightness of a glove is checked.

Penetration of viruses (tested according to method B of ISO 16604): Process that determines the resistance to penetration by blood-borne pathogens.

- Test method using Phi-X174 bacteriophage.

The glove, depending on its type, will bear the following pictogram:

 

 

Examples of application:

The field of use is decisive because, depending on the case, the glove may have to combine several properties in order to meet the necessary protection requirements. It is therefore very important to refer to the recommended areas of use and the results of the laboratory tests found in the instructions for use. However, it is recommended to check that the gloves are suitable for the intended purpose by carrying out tests beforehand, because the conditions at the workplace may differ from those of the standard test, depending on the temperature, abrasion and degradation.

EN ISO 374-1 AGAINST THE RISKS OF MICROORGANISMS & CHEMICAL RISKS

Standard EN ISO374-1, protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms, specifies the performance requirements required for gloves for protecting users against chemical products and/ or micro organisms and defines the terms to be used:

Penetration (tested as per standard EN374-2): Diffusion of water or air, to check the impermeability, on a non-molecular level, of a chemical product and/or micro-organism through the porosities, seams, micro-holes or other imperfections present in the material of the protective glove.

Degradation (tested as per standard EN374-4): Determination of the physical resistance of materials to degradation after continuous contact with hazardous chemicals.

Permeation (tested as per standard EN374-3 or EN16523): Process by which a chemical product diffuses through the material of a protective glove, by continuous contact, on a molecular level. The EN ISO version of standard 374-1, introduces the concept of three types of protection against the permeation of chemicals:

- Type A: The glove gives a performance index to permeation at least equal to 2 for 6 chemical test substances taken from the list of chemicals specified in the standard.

- Type B : The glove gives a performance index to permeation at least equal to 2 for 3 chemical test substances taken from the list of chemicals specified in the standard.

- Type C : The glove gives a performance index to permeation at least equal to 1 for 1 chemical test substances taken from the list of chemicals specified in the standard.

ISO 18889 AGAINST PESTICIDE RISKS

Standard ISO 18889 specifies the performance requirements of protective gloves for pesticide operators and re-entry workers.

G1 gloves are suitable when the potential risk is relatively low. These gloves are not suitable for use with concentrated pesticide formulations and/or for scenarios where mechanical risks exist. G1 gloves are typically single use gloves.

G2 gloves are suitable when the potential risk is higher. These gloves are suitable for use with diluted as well as concentrated pesticides. G2 gloves also meet the minimum mechanical resistance requirements and are therefore suitable for activities that require gloves with minimum mechanical strength.

GR gloves provide protection only to the palm-side of the hand for a re-entry worker who is in contact with dry and partially dry pesticide residues that remain on the plant surface after pesticide application.

Regulatory directives