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Personal Protection Equipment

1- RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

IMPORTANT: limitations of use
- Do not use filtering devices, neither atmospheres rich in oxygen, nor when the concentration of oxygen is < 19, 5 %.
- Do not use filtering devices in confined spaces such as tanks, stills, pits, sewers, trenches or other poorly ventilated spaces where high concentrations of contaminant can be present or built rapidly.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Quality system guarantee of production agreed by the Notified Body 0099 (AENOR).
The quality control tests are carried out in every production according to Art.11B of 89/686 directive.

STANDARD
CE-EN STANDARD
Standard-Description

Respiratory Protective Devices
EN 140 Half masks and quarter masks
EN 149 Filtering half masks to protect against particles (dust masks)
EN143 Particle Filters
EN14387 Gas Filters and combined filters

2- EYE PROTECTION

CE-EN STANDARD (Normative references)
EN 166 Personal eye-protection. Requirements
EN 167 Personal eye-protection. optical test methods
EN 169 Personal eye-protection. filters for welding and related techniques. Transmittance requirementsand recommended usage
EN 170 Personal eye-protection. Ultraviolet filters. Transmittance requirements and recommended use
EN 171 Personal eye-protection. infrared filters. Transmittance requirements and recommended use
EN 172 Personal eye-protection. Sunglare filters for industrialuse
EN 175 Personaleye-protection. Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes
EN 379 Personal eye-protection. Automatic filters for welding
EN 1731 Personal eye-protection. Eye and face meshprotectors
EN 1598 Hygiene and security in welding and similar processes. Curtains, slats and transparent screens for bow-welding processes

EN 172 – SUNGLARE FILTERS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE
- Protect human eye from extremely bright conditions.
- Increase comfort and visual perception.
- The right filter choice will depend on:
    - The level of environment lighting.
    - The self sensibility to the blinding.
- Apart from some absorption of the brightness, the filters must ensure:
    - The eye protection in ultravio-let spectral areas.
    - The protection (depending on the situation) to the infrareds.

CHOICE OF THE EYE PROTECTOR

Selecting an appropriate eye protection fora given risk is vital. If not performed properly,the effectson the user’seye canrangefrom a nuisance to serious injury orlossof vision.

Be sure that the spectacles you handle have been tested and the meet with thepoint 7.1.2. Optical requirements on the Standard EN 166. Ifso, on the CE Type certificate, it will be shown the Optical Quality X, and that it is according to the EN 166, that means, to all the points of the Standard”.

Symbols for Mechanical Strength
S Increased robustness, resistant to a 22mmand 43 gr ball to 12 m/s
Impacto de partículas a alta velocidad
A High energy impacts, resistant to a6mm and 0, 86 gr ball to 190 m/s
B Medium energy impacts, resistant toa 6mm and 0, 86 gr ball to 120 m/s
F Low energy impacts, resistant to a 6mmand 0, 86 gr ball to 45 m/s
Impacts of high-speed particles + Extreme Temperatures
AT High energy impacts, 12m/s + Extreme Temperatures
BT Medium energy impacts, 120m/s + ExtremeTemperatures
FT Low energy impacts, 45m/s + Extreme Temperatures
Covered Risk
K Resistance to the surface damage by fine particles
N Resistance to the fogging of oculars
Symbols for fields of use
3 Liquid droplets
4 Large dust particles
5 Gas and fine dust particles
8 Short circuit electric arc
9 Molten metals, hot solids
Optical Class Symbols
1 Continuous work. Spherical refractive power +-0,06
2 Intermittent work. Spherical refractive power +-0,12
3 Sporadic work. Spherical refractive power +-0,25

EAR PROTECTION

CE-EN Standard Values
General requirements and Testing
EN 352-1 Hearing protectors: Ear-muffs
EN 352-2 Hearing protectors: Ear plugs
EN 352 Hearing protectors: Ear muffs attached to anindustrial safety helmet
Hearing protectors
EN 352-4 / A1 Hearing protectors: Level dependent ear-muffs
EN 352-5 Hearing protectors: Active noise reduction ear-muffs
EN 352-6 Hearing protectors: Ear-muff with electrical audioimput
EN 352-7 Hearing protectors: level dependent ear-plugs
EN 352-8 Hearing protectors: entertainment audio ear-muffs
Guidance document for each protectors
EN 458 Hearing protectors: Selection, use,care and maintenance
EXPOSURE LIMIT VALUES AND ACTIONS
Values Actions
Exposure limit values LEX, 8h=87 dB (A) Ppeak Exposure limit values must not be exceeded
Exposure upper values LEX, 8h=85 dB (A) Ppeak Ear protectors must be used. Compulsory
Exposure lower values LEX, 8h=80 dB (A) Ppeak Manager could give worker ear protectors. Optional

CHOICE OF THE EAR PROTECTOR
According to the Directive 2003/10/EC ofthe 06/05/2003, published the 15/02/2003and applicable from 2006, the users willhave the appropriate ear protector up to the constant noise of 80 dB. Beyond this security limit could appear injuries.

Essential to know the Ear Protector:
- Know the noise intensity.
- Know the SNR of the Ear Protector.

Calculation to choose the most suitable
Protector:
noise: 100dB
      -
snr: 27 dB
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    73 dB*

*(Suitable protection at less than 80 dB)

No go down from 65 dB. Overprotection risk.

4- HEAD PROTECTION

CE-EN Standard Description
Industrial Helmets
EN 397 Protection helmets for the industry
EN 50365 Electrically isolating helmets forthe usage in low tension instalations
EN 812 Protection helmets against shocks for industry
Protection Helmets
EN 13087-1 Conditions and conditioning
EN 13087-2 Impacts absorption
EN 13087-3 Resistance to the perforation
EN 13087-4 Retention system efficiency
EN 13087-5 Resistance to the retention system
EN 13087-6 Field of vision
EN 13087-7 Flame retardant
EN 13087-8 Electrical properties
EN 13087-10 Resistant to the radiant heat