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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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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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Argentina

 

 

 

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Brasil

 

 

 

 

CA

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Ukraine
 
Common Economic Space (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan)
 

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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.

EN407 HEAT AND FIRE RISK

The EN407 standard specifies the test methods, the general requirements, the thermal performance and the labelling of gloves and cuffs to protect from heat and fire. It applies to all gloves which must protect hands from heat and/or flames in any one or several of the following forms: fire, contact heat, convective heat, radiating heat, small spray of molten metal or large spray of melting metal.

 

If the product claims flammability resistance, the pictogram will be                                           


If the product does not claim any resistance to flammability (0 or X), the pictogram will be      

EN ISO 10819 VIBRATION REDUCING EFFECTS

Standard EN ISO 10819 specifies performance requirements for vibration attenuation through gloves. The vibration-reducing material must also satisfy thickness and consistency requirements. It should be noted that these gloves can reduce but not eliminate health risks associated with handtransmitted vibration exposure.

Vibration transmissibility in one-third-octave frequency bands from 25 to 200Hz must be equal to or less than 0.90. The one calculated in one-third-octave frequency bands from 200 to 1250 Hz must be equal to or less than 0.60.

EN421 AGAINST IONISING RADIATION AND RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION

This standard provides requirements for protective gloves that are worn in an environment producing ionising radiation or in an environment containing radioactive substances.

A glove protecting against radioactive contamination must be waterproof according to EN374-2.

A glove that protects against ionising radiation must, in addition to being waterproof according to EN374-2, contain a certain amount of heavy metal such as lead.

EN511 COLD RISK

The EN511 standard defines the requirements and test methods for cold protection gloves from cold transmitted by convection or conduction down to -30°C (optionally up to -50°C). This cold can be from climatic conditions or industrial activity.

The selection process of a cold protection glove must take into account several parameters such as the ambient temperature, the health of the person, the duration of exposure, and the level of activities...

EN388 : ISO 23 388 MECHANICAL RISKS

The EN388 standard applies to all types of protective gloves with respect to physical and mechanical aggression from abrasion, cutting from slicing, perforation and tearing. Since the 2016 version of the standard, new optional performance have appeared.

 

 

 

Impact resistance on the metacarpal area: if this performance is claimed, the "P" mark appears.

Marking example:

4233X P

Marking example:


4543D ou 4X43D

Cut by blade, 2 test methods:

EN388 6.2.:  For low to middle risk of cutting. A circular blade on which a constant force of 5 N is applied, moves back and forth until the sample is cut. It measures the number of completed cycles and is credited with the corresponding level.

EN ISO 13997:  For materials that blunt the blade during the EN388 6.2 test and/ or are particularly resistant, for high risk of cutting. A straight blade makes a single movement of 20 mm with a force of 2N, the test is repeated with a different force as many times as necessary until the sample is cut. A level corresponding to the force required to cut the sample is assigned. This method better represents the usage situations that present a high risk of cutting.

ANSI/ISEA Z89.1: American standard for head protection in industry

MANDATORY

Type 1: The impact force transmitted to the cap must not exceed 4,450 N when a 3.6 kg (8 lb) impact is dropped at a speed of 5.5 m/s (metres per second).
Penetration: A 1 kg penetrator must not come into contact with the false head at a speed of 7.0 m/s.
Flammability: the helmet must not burn with the emission of a fl ame for more than 5 seconds after the fl ame has been withdrawn
Electrical resistance: proof test at 20,000 volts for class E or 10,000 volts for class G. Class C off ers no protection against electrical hazards.
Type 2: In addition to the requirements of type 1, type 2 head protection must also satisfy:
Energy attenuation: the acceleration must not exceed 150 g in the event of a fall onto the cap and sideways using a 5 kg dummy head at 3.5 m/s.
Lateral penetration: At the front, rear and sides, a 1 kg penetrator must not come into contact with the headform at a speed of 5.0 m/s.

OPTIONAL

ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 4 options: low temperature (LT), high temperature (HT), reverse wear position and high visibility.

EN812 : Bump caps for industry

MANDATORY 

Impact*: This PPE protects against impacts from knocks against structures or objects. It does not protect from the impact of a falling object at all. The
impact energy of the cap at the end of the test reached 12.25 J.
Penetration*: the tip of the mass used in the test (0.5 kg over 0.5 m) must not come into contact with the skull.
* The impact and penetration tests are performed at room temperature, at 50°C and at -10°C.
Should in no way be a substitute for an industry type helmet (EN397).

OPTIONAL

In extreme temperatures: impact and penetration tests are conducted at room temperature at -20°C or -30°C.
Protects against accidental short-term contact with a live electrical conductor up to 440 VAC.
Flammability: the helmet must not burn with fl ame emission more than 5 seconds after removal of the fl ame (F marking).

 

EN50365 : Electrical insulation helmets for use in low voltage environment

Mandatory

Electrically insulating helmets for use near energised equipment not exceeding 1000 VAC or 1500 VDC (appliance class 0).
Used simultaneously with other electrically insulating protective equipment, these helmets prevent dangerous currents passing through to the person's head.
These optional electrical insulation tests are more stringent than the EN397 and they complement them. (2 triangle marking, Class 0).

EN ISO 21420 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

The reference standard, cannot be used alone, but only in combination with another standard containing protection performance requirements.

• Conform to harmlessness (pH, chrome VI levels, etc…).

• Conform to the size charts (see chart on below).

• Assess the dexterity, breathability, and comfort.

• Conform to the labelling, information and identification instructions.

 

EN397 : Protective helmets for industry

Mandatory

Impact*: force transmitted to the headform must not exceed 5 kN at the fall of an object of 5 kg from a 1 m height. The impact energy of the helmet at
the end of the test is 49 J.
Penetration*: the tip of the mass used in the test (3 kg over 1 m) must not come into contact with the skull.
Flammability: the helmet should not burn with fl ame emission more than 5 seconds after removal of the fl ame.
* The impact and penetration tests are performed at room temperature, at 50°C and at -10°C.

Optional

In extreme temperatures: impact and penetration tests are conducted at room temperature at 150°C, at -20°C or -30°C.
Protects against accidental short-term contact with a live electrical conductor up to 440 VAC.
Protects against lateral compression. The maximum deformation of the helmet should be ≤ 40 mm.
Resistance to molten metal splashes.

European Directives : end user’s obligations

89/391: Identify and assess the risk, take preventive and protective measures, inform and train the workers.

2004/37: Risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work: hazard identifi cation, «limit values», respiratory protection.

89/656: Select and use the appropriate and compliant PPE, inform and train people, check and replace the PPE when necessary.

EN16350 : ELECTROSTATIC PROPERTIES

Standard EN16350 provides additional requirements for protective gloves that are worn in areas where flammable or explosive areas exist or might be present.

Further electrostatic properties can be determined through EN1149-1 (surface electrostatic properties) or EN1149-3 (charge decay), but cannot be used for electrostatic dissipative protective gloves.

EN12477 WELDERS RISK

Requirements and test methods for gloves used for manual welding of metals, for cutting and related techniques. Welder gloves are ranked in two types: B when great dexterity is required (e.g.: TIG welding), and A for other welding processes.

THE REGULATION (European Union)

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FOOD COMPATIBILITY

Food compatibility is governed by:

Regulation (EC) N° 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Materials and articles must be manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practice so that, under normal or foreseeable conditions of use, they do not transfer their constituents to food in quantities which could:

• Endanger human health ;

• Bring about an unacceptable change in the composition of the food or a deterioration in the organoleptic characteristics thereof.

Food contact of plastic materials is governed by Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and the related requirements.

Materials PVC/Vinyl or even Latex/Nitrile gloves (unless local legislation exists) are directly subject to these regulations. They define:

• Positives lists of authorized constituents;

• The purity criteria applicable to some of these constituents;

• Special migration limits in foodstuffs for certain constituents;

• Maximum residual quantities of some constituents in the material;

• An overall migration limit in foods.

• A limit of metal content for plastic materials and objects.

Annex III of Regulation (EU) 10/2011 provides the list of stimulants to be used for testing migration of constituents of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs:

• Aqueous foods (pH > 4.5): Simulants A, B and C.

• Acid food (pH ≤ 4.5): Simulant B;

• Alcoholic foods (≤ 20%): Simulant C;

• Alcoholic foods (> 20%): Simulant D1.

• Fatty foods: Simulants D1 and D2.

• Foods containing free surface fats: Simulant D2.

• Dry foods: Stimulant E.

EN ISO 13688 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Reference standard, not for use alone, but only in association with another standard containing the protection performance requirements. This standard specifies general performance requirements for ergonomics, innocuousness, size designation, durability, ageing, compatibility and marking of protective clothing and the information to be supplied by the manufacturer with the protective clothing.

ANSI ISEA (US American National Standards Institute) 105

NIOSH (US National Institute for Occupational Safety) 42 CFR Part84

Filtering facial parts, multiple levels of protection (non exhaustive list):

• N95 : Filter at least 95% of the particles (non-oily) suspended in the air.

• N99 : Filter at least 99% of the particles (non-oily) suspended in the air.

EN405 : half-masks fitted with valves and gas filters or compound filters

It contains laboratory tests to check the conformity with resistance to handling and wear, to impacts, to flame and with respiratory resistance.

EN148-1 : standard threaded joint

This standard is specific to the standard connection system of the cartridge for full face masks.

EN353-2 MOBILE FALL ARRESTER ON FLEXIBLE ANCHORAGE LINE

Equipment consisting of a mobile fall arrester with self-locking, integral with its flexible anchorage line (rope, cable…). An energy reducer (absorber) can be built-in in the equipment.

EN353-1 MOBILE FALL PROTECTION ON A FIXED LIFELINE

Equipment consisting of a mobile fall arrester with self-locking, integral with its rigid anchorage line (rail, cable…). An energy reducer can be built-in on the equipment.

EN361 FULL BODY HARNESS

Body securing device intended to stop falls. The full body harness can be made of straps, buckles and other elements; set and adjusted in a right way on the body of an individual to secure him during a fall and afterwards.

EN355 ENERGY ABSORBER

Component of a fall arrest equipment, which guarantees the stop of a fall from a height in safety by reducing the impact of the shock.

WARNING: If we associate a lanyard energy absorber, the total length of the entire device must not exceed 2 m.

EN360 SELF-RETRACTABLE FALL

Fall arrester with self-locking device and a self-retractable system for the lanyard. An energy reducer (absorber) can be built-in in the equipment.

EN365 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND THE MARKING

Describes the markings and information (operating instructions) on or accompanying the PPE
against falls from a height.

EN364 TEST METHOD

Describes the equipment and test methods for PPE against falls from height.

EN363

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