The new EU directives concerning personal protective equipment aims to
harmonise member state legislation and to establish new conditions with
which products and their users must comply. European standards define
the technical characteristics required to meet these new requirements.
Directive 89/656/EEC decrees the requirements which employers must
implement for the supply and use of PPE destined for their employees.
Directive 89/686/EEC decrees the essential requirements to be able to
sell protective gloves on the European market.