Protective footwear to provide high level resistance against chemicals.
EN 13832-3:2006 this standard specifies requirements for all-rubber and all-polymeric footwear designed to provide a high level of resistance to specific chemicals.
This footwear resists both degradation (by at least 3 chemicals in the list provided) and permeation (i.e., providing at least Level 1 resistance against 3 of the chemicals listed). This standard specifically excludes leather footwear and low-shoe and ankle boot designs.Part 3 of EN 13832 describes the situations where the wearer is advised to select high-resistance footwear (e.g., when working with especially aggressive chemicals). Unlike part 2, part 3 requires that tests be conducted on footwear’s resistance to chemical permeation and chemical degradation resistance and includes five performance levels.