Hand protection against chemicals and microorganisms.
This standard specifies the methods used to determine the resistance of protective glove materials to permeation by potentially hazardous non-gaseous chemicals.
EN 374-3: 2003 GLOVES PROVIDING PROTECTION AGAINST CHEMICALS AND MICROORGANISMS – PART 3: DETERMINATION OF RESISTANCE TO PERMEATION BY CHEMICALS
Since these test methods do not endeavour to replicate conditions likely to be found on worksites, use of the results from these tests should be restricted to general comparisons of materials’ durability (e.g., breakthrough times). Gloves with the chemical resistant symbol have attained a level 2 protection score in the EN 374-2 test (see EN 374-2) in which gloves must achieve the same protection scores when exposed to water and any three of the following chemicals:
Permeation: Each chemical tested is classified according to its breakthrough time (i.e., performance levels 0 to 6)