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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B11/S6.101

LABORATORY METHODS FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT USED IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY

I. Nalboc, D. Cioclea, C. Lupu, M.Prodan, A.S. Mota
Thursday 6 August 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-31-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book1 Vol. 1, 795-802 pp

ABSTRACT
In the work process the workers can be exposed to risk factors that can lead to accidents and occupational diseases. Based on this fact it was developed the notion of labour protection which is defined as a set of institutional activities that aims to ensure the best conditions in the work process, for life protection, physical integrity and health of both workers and others work participants. The European Union initiated the Council Directive 89/686/EEC regarding the harmonization of the Member States laws concerning the personal protective equipment, in order to ensure a high level of citizens’ protection and the free circulation of products within the European Union.
The protective equipment must comply with the essential safety and health requirements, confirmed by laboratory tests, in order to ensure the health and safety of workers during its use.
In this paper are presented the methods of conformity assessment of personal protective equipment against chemical agents. In this regard were measured the following indicators: the resistance of protective clothing to penetration by liquids, the liquid permeation and degradation of protective footwear and the liquid permeation of protective gloves, according to the requirements the related European standards.

Keywords: chemical agent, conformity assessment, degradation permeation, personal protective equipment.