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Protective gloves against ionising radiation and contamination

Considering the testing and accreditation of these specialist items of PPE.
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Safety standards for motorcyclists’ protective gloves

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Exploring the 2015 revision of EN 13594.

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Testing luggage

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Ensuring that luggage will survive the demands of modern travel.

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Personal protective equipment for field hockey

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How the effectiveness of PPE for field hockey should be assessed.

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Update on revisions to the European PPE Directive

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On March 31st 2016, the European Commission published new personal protective equipment legislation.

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Resistance of gloves to permeation by chemotherapy drugs

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The essential testing of gloves for medical staff handling chemotherapy treatments.

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Leather chromium VI failures

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European restrictions are now in force for the maximum amount of chromium VI in leathergoods.

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PAH requirements for PPE

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Investigating the implications for manufacturers and suppliers of personal protective equipment.

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Testing durability of floorcoverings with SATRA Pedatron

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Ensuring that floorcoverings are fit for purpose is important to suppliers and specifiers alike.

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