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Document 32019L1832

Commission Directive 2019/1832 of 24 October 2019 amending Annexes I, II and III to Council Directive 89/656/EEC as regards purely technical adjustments

C/2019/7529

OJ L 279, 31.10.2019, p. 35–53 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

Date of entry into force unknown (pending notification) or not yet in force., Date of effect: 20/11/2019

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/2019/1832/oj

31.10.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 279/35


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2019/1832

of 24 October 2019

amending Annexes I, II and III to Council Directive 89/656/EEC as regards purely technical adjustments

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/656/EEC of 30 November 1989 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of personal protective equipment at the workplace (1), and in particular Article 9 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Principle 10 of the European Pillar of Social Rights (2), proclaimed at Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, provides that every worker has the right to a healthy, safe and well-adapted working environment. The workers’ right to a high level of protection of their health and safety at work and to a working environment that is adapted to their professional needs and that enables them to prolong their participation in the labour market includes the use of personal protective equipment at the workplace if risks cannot be avoided or sufficiently limited by other means, measures, methods or procedures of work organisation.

(2)

The implementation of the directives related to the health and safety of workers at work, including Directive 89/656/EEC, was the subject of an ex-post evaluation, referred to as a REFIT evaluation. The evaluation looked at the directives’ relevance, at research and at new scientific knowledge in the various fields concerned. The REFIT evaluation, referred to in the Commission Staff Working Document (3), concludes, among other things, that the use of personal protective equipment concerns approximately 40 % of the EU’s workforce, as risks at the workplace cannot be avoided by any other means, and that there is a need to address difficulties in implementing Directive 89/656/EEC.

(3)

In its Communication ‘Safer and Healthier Work for All – Modernisation of the EU Occupational Safety and Health Legislation and Policy’ (4), the Commission reiterated that while the REFIT evaluation of the Union’s acquis on occupational health and safety confirmed that the legislation in this field is generally effective and fit-for-purpose, there is scope for updating outdated rules and ensuring better and broader protection, compliance and enforcement on the ground. The Commission emphasises the particular need to consider the definition of personal protective equipment and its use by different services and sectors, as set out in Article 2 of Directive 89/656/EEC.

(4)

Directive 89/656/EEC lays down minimum requirements for the use of personal protective equipment used by workers at work, which is to be used when the risks concerned cannot be avoided or sufficiently limited by technical means of collective protection or by measures, methods or procedures of work organisation. To facilitate the establishment of the general rules required pursuant to Article 6 of Directive 89/656/EEC, Annexes I, II and III to Directive 89/656/EEC provide non-binding guidelines intended to facilitate and support the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment for the risks, activities and sectors concerned.

(5)

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5) lays down the provisions regarding the design, manufacture and marketing of personal protective equipment. Regulation (EU) 2016/425 modified the risk categorisation of products, to enable employers to understand and thus to deploy personal protective equipment, as further explained in the Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines (6) that clarify procedures and matters referred to in Regulation (EU) 2016/425. It is considered appropriate to update Annexes I, II and III to Directive 89/656/EEC in order to ensure consistency with the risk classification laid down in Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and to align them with terminologies used and types of personal protective equipment referred to in Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

(6)

Article 4(1) of Directive 89/656/EEC foresees that employers must provide personal protective equipment that complies with the relevant Union provisions on design and manufacture with respect to safety and health. Pursuant to that Article, employers who provide that personal protective equipment to their workers must ensure that such personal protective equipment fulfils the requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

(7)

Annex I to Directive 89/656/EEC sets out a specimen risk survey table for the use of personal protective equipment and sets out types of risks that could occur in workplaces in relation to different parts of the body to be protected by personal protective equipment. Annex I should be amended to take account of new types of risks that appear in workplaces and to ensure consistency with the risk classification and the terminology used, in particular in Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

(8)

Annex II to Directive 89/656/EEC, which sets out a non-exhaustive guide list of types of personal protective equipment, should be amended to take account of the new types of risks identified in Annex I to that directive. Annex II should also be amended to include examples of personal protective equipment currently available on the market in conformity with Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and the terminology used in that Regulation.

(9)

Annex III to Directive 89/656/EEC sets out a non-exhaustive guide list of activities and sectors of activity that could require the provision of personal protective equipment, bringing together the risk classifications set out in Annex I to that directive and the types of personal protective equipment described in Annex II to that directive. Annex III to Directive 89/656/EEC should be restructured to ensure consistency between the terminology and classifications used across the three annexes and with Regulation (EU) 2016/425. This will enable employers from different sectors and industries to better identify and provide personal protective equipment that corresponds to specific activities and the specific types of risks that workers are exposed to, as indicated by the risk assessment.

(10)

The Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work was consulted on the measures resulting from the adoption of the Commission’s Communication ‘Safer and Healthier Work for All – Modernisation of the EU Occupational Safety and Health Legislation and Policy’ that are required to keep the Union’s occupational health and safety legislation effective and fit-for-purpose.

(11)

In its ‘Opinion on the Modernisation of Six OSH Directives to Ensure Healthier and Safer Work for All’ (7), adopted on 6 December 2017, the Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work recommends that Directive 89/656/EEC should be amended to enhance its relevance and effectiveness.

(12)

In a subsequent ‘Opinion on technical updates to the annexes of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (89/656/EEC)’ (8), adopted on 31 May 2018, the Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work recommends that specific updates to Annex I, II and III to Directive 89/656/EEC, taking into account the latest technological developments in the field and ensuring consistency with Regulation (EU) 2016/425, should be carried out.

(13)

In preparing the current update of Annexes I, II and III to Directive 89/656/EEC, the Commission was assisted by experts representing Member States, who provided technical and scientific support.

(14)

In accordance with the Joint Political Declaration on explanatory documents (9), adopted by the Member States and the Commission on 28 September 2011, Member States have undertaken to accompany, in justified cases, the notification of their transposition measures with one or more documents explaining the relationship between the components of a directive and the corresponding parts of national transposition instruments.

(15)

The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 17 of Council Directive 89/391/EEC (10),

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Annexes I, II and III to Directive 89/656/EEC are replaced by the text in the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2

1.   Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 20 November 2021 at the latest. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions.

When Member States adopt those measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

2.   Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 3

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 4

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 October 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 393, 30.12.1989, p. 18.

(2)  European Pillar of Social Rights, 2017, https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/social-summit-european-pillar-social-rights-booklet_en.pdf

(3)  SWD(2017) 10 final

(4)  COM(2017) 12

(5)  Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC (OJ L 81, 31.3.2016, p. 51).

(6)  PPE Regulation Guidelines – Guide to application of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment, https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/29201

(7)  Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work Doc. 1718/2017

(8)  Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work Doc. 443/18

(9)  OJ C 369, 17.12.2011, p. 14.

(10)  Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work (OJ L 183, 29.6.1989, p. 1).


ANNEX

(1)   

Annex I to Directive 89/656/EEC is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX I

RISKS IN RELATION TO THE BODY PARTS TO BE PROTECTED BY PPE (*)

(*) This list of risks/parts of the body cannot be expected to be exhaustive.

The risk assessment will determine the need to provide a PPE and its characteristics according to the provisions of this Directive.

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(2)   

Annex II to Directive 89/656/EEC is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX II

NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF TYPES OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WITH REGARD TO THE RISKS THEY PROVIDE PROTECTION AGAINST

Equipment for HEAD PROTECTION

Helmets and/or caps/balaclavas/headgears against:

Impacts caused by falling or ejected object

Collision with an obstacle

Mechanical risks (perforation, abrasion)

Static compression (lateral crushing)

Thermal risks (fire, heat, cold, hot solids including molten metals)

Electric shock and live working

Chemical risks

Non-ionizing radiation (UV, IR, solar or welding radiation)

Hairnets against risk of entanglement

Equipment for HEARING PROTECTION

Earmuffs (including e.g. earmuffs attached to a helmet, active noise reduction earmuffs, earmuffs with electrical audio input)

Earplugs (including e.g. level-dependent earplugs, earplugs adapted to the individual)

Equipment for EYE AND FACE PROTECTION

Spectacles, goggles and face shields (prescription lenses where appropriate) against:

Mechanical risks

Thermal risks

Non-ionizing radiation (UV, IR, solar or welding radiation)

Ionizing radiation

Solid aerosols and liquids of chemical and biological agents

Equipment for RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

Filtering devices against:

Particles

Gases

Particles and gases

Solid and/or liquid aerosols

Insulating devices, including with an air supply

Self-rescue devices

Diving equipment

Equipment for HAND AND ARM PROTECTION

Gloves (including mittens and arm protection) against:

Mechanical risks

Thermal risks (heat, flame and cold)

Electric shock and live working (antistatic, conductive, insulating)

Chemical risks

Biological agents

Ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination

Non-ionizing radiation (UV, IR, solar or welding radiation)

Vibration risks

Finger stalls

Equipment for FOOT AND LEG PROTECTION and anti-slip protection

Footwear (e.g. shoes, including in certain circumstances clogs, boots that may have steel toe-caps) to protect against:

Mechanical risks

Slipping risks

Thermal risks (heat, flame and cold)

Electric shock and live working (antistatic, conductive, insulating)

Chemicals risks

Vibration risks

Biological risks

Removable instep protectors against mechanical risks

Kneepads against mechanical risks

Gaiters against mechanical, thermal and chemical risks and biological agents

Accessories (e.g. spikes, crampons)

SKIN PROTECTION — BARRIER CREAMS  (1)

There could be barrier creams to protect against:

Non ionizing radiation (UV, IR, solar or welding radiation)

Ionizing radiation

Chemicals

Biological agents

Thermal risks (heat, flame and cold)

Equipment for BODY PROTECTION/OTHER SKIN PROTECTION

Personal protective equipment for protection against falls from a height, such as retractable type fall arresters, full body harnesses, sit harnesses, belts for work positioning and restraint and work positioning lanyards, energy absorbers, guided-type fall arresters including an anchor line, rope adjustment devices, anchor devices that are not designed to be permanently fixed and that do not require fastening works before use, connectors, lanyards, rescue harness

Protective clothing, including whole body (i.e. suits, overalls) protection and partial body (i.e. gaiters, trousers, jackets, waistcoats, aprons, kneepads, hoods, balaclavas) protection against:

Mechanical risks

Thermal risks (heat, flame and cold)

Chemicals

Biological agents

Ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination

Non-ionizing radiation (UV, IR, solar or welding radiation)

Electric shock and live working (antistatic, conductive, insulating)

Entanglement and trapping

Lifejackets for prevention of drowning and buoyancy aids

PPE for signalling the user’s presence visually

(3)   

Annex III to Directive 89/656/EEC is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX III

NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ACTIVITIES AND SECTORS OF ACTIVITY WHICH MAY REQUIRE THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (*)

(*) The risk assessment will determine the need to provide a PPE and its characteristics according to the provisions of this Directive

I.   PHYSICAL RISKS

Risks

Body part affected

Type of PPE

Examples of activities where the use of the corresponding type of PPE may be necessary (*)

Industry and Sectors

PHYSICAL — MECHANICAL

Impact caused by falling or ejected objects, collision with an obstacle and high-pressure jets

Cranium

Protective helmet

Work on, underneath or in the vicinity of scaffolding and elevated workplaces

Carcase Work and road work

Formwork's erection and stripping

Scaffolding's assembly and installation

Assembly and installation works

Demolitions

Blasting works

Work in pits, trenches, shafts and tunnels

Work in the vicinity of lifts, lifting gear, cranes, and conveyors

Works in underground workings, quarries, open diggings

Work with industrial furnaces, containers, machinery, silos, bunkers and pipelines

Slaughtering and Cutting line at slaughterhouses

Load handling or Transport and storage

Forest work

Work on steel bridges, steel building construction, steel hydraulic structures, blast furnaces, steel works and rolling mills, large containers, large pipelines, boiler plants and power stations

Earth and rock works

Work with bolt-driving tools

Work with blast furnaces, direct reduction plants, steelworks, rolling mills, metalworks, forging, drop forging and casting

Work involving travelling on bicycles and mechanically propelled bikes

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Machinery manufacturing, installation and maintenance

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Energy production

Infrastructure construction and maintenance

Iron and Steel industry

Slaughterhouses

Railway shunting work

Harbours, transport and logistics

Forest Industry

Eyes and/or face

Spectacles, goggles and face shields

Welding, grinding and separating work

Manual hammering

Caulking and chiselling

Rock working and processing

Work with bolt-driving tools

Work on stock removing machines for small chippings

Drop forging

The removal and breaking up of fragments

Spraying of abrasive substances

Use of brush cutter or chainsaw

Dental and surgical procedures

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Machinery manufacturing, installation and maintenance

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Energy production

Infrastructure construction and maintenance

Iron and Steel industries

Metal and Wood industries

Stone carving

Gardening

Healthcare

Forestry

Foot and leg (parts)

Footwear (shoes/boots, etc.) with safety or protective toecap

Footwear with metatarsal protection

Carcase Work and road work

Erection and stripping of formwork

Scaffolding's assembly and installation

Demolitions

Blasting works

Working and processing of rock

Slaughtering and Cutting line works

Transport and storage

Work with moulds in the ceramics industry

Work with frozen meat blocks and preserved foods packaging

Flat glass products and container glassware manufacture, working and processing

Conversion and maintenance work

Forest works

Work with concrete and prefabricated parts involving formwork erection and stripping

Work in contractors’ yards and warehouses

Roof work

Work on steel bridges, steel building construction, masts, towers, lifts, steel hydraulic structures, blast furnaces, steelworks and rolling mills, large containers, large pipelines, cranes, boiler plants and power stations

Furnace construction, heating and ventilation installation and metal assembly work

Work with blast furnaces, direct reduction plants, steelworks, rolling mills, metal works, forging, drop forging, hot pressing and drawing plants

Work in quarries and open diggings, coal stock removal

Work with moulds in the ceramics industry

Lining of kilns in the ceramics industry

Railway shunting work

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Machinery manufacturing, installation and maintenance

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Energy production

Infrastructure construction and maintenance

Iron and Steel industry

Slaughterhouses

Logistic Companies

Manufacturing Industry

Glass Industry

Forest Industry

Falls due to slipping

Foot

Slip-resistant footwear

Works on slippery surfaces

Works on humidity environments

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Slaughterhouse

Cleaning

Food industries

Gardening

Fishing industry

Falls from a height

Whole body

PPE designed to prevent or arrest falls from height

Work on scaffolding

Assembly of prefabricated parts

Works on masts

Roof work

Work on vertical or slope surfaces

Work in high crane cabs

Work in high cabs of warehouse stacking and retrieval equipment

Work in high sections of drilling towers

Work in shafts and sewers

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Infrastructure maintenance

Vibration

Hands

Protective Gloves

Works with hand-guided tools

Manufacturing industries

Building work

Civil Engineering work

Static compression of parts of the body

Knee (leg parts)

Kneepads

Installation of blocks, tiles and pavers on the floor

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Foot

Footwear with toecaps

Demolitions

Load handling

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Transport and storage

Maintenance

Mechanical injuries (abrasion, perforation, cuts, bites, wounds or stabs)

Eyes and/or face

Spectacles, goggles, face shields

Works with hand-guided tools

Welding and forging

Grinding and separating work

Chiselling

Rock working and processing

Work on stock removing machines for small chippings

Drop forging

The removal and breaking up of fragments

Spraying of abrasive substances

Use of brush cutter or chainsaw

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Energy production

Infrastructure maintenance

Iron and Steel industries

Metal and Wood industries

Stone carving

Gardening

Forestry

Hands

Mechanical protective gloves

Works with steel framework

Handling of sharp-edged objects, other than machines where there is a danger of the gloves being caught

Regular cutting using a hand knife for production and slaughtering

Changing the knives of cutting machines

Forest works

Gardening work

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Infrastructure maintenance

Manufacturing industries

Food industry

Slaughter

Forest industry

Forearms

Arm protection

Boning and cutting

Food industry

Slaughter

Trunk/Abdomen/Leg

Protective apron, gaiters

Penetration resistance trousers (cut-resistant trousers)

Regular cutting using a hand knife for production and slaughtering

Forest works

Food industry

Slaughter

Forest industry

Foot

Penetration resistance footwear

Carcase works and road works

Demolition

Formwork's erection and stripping

Forest works

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Forest industry

Entanglement and trapping

Whole body

Protective clothing for use where there is a risk of entanglement with moving parts

Entangle oneself in parts of machines

Get caught in parts of machines

Get caught with garment in parts of machines

Get swept away

Machine building

Manufacture of heavy-duty machines

Engineering

Construction

Agriculture

PHYSICAL — NOISE

Noise

Ears

Hearing protectors

Work with metal presses

Work with pneumatic drills

The work of ground staff at airports

Works with power tools

Blasting works

Pile-driving work

Wood and textile working

Metal Industry

Manufacturing industry

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Aeronautical industry

Mining works

PHYSICAL — THERMAL

Heat and/or fire

Face/Whole head

Welding headshields,

helmets/caps against heat or fire, protective hoods against heat and/or flame

Work in presence of high temperatures, radiating heat or fire

Work with or in the vicinity of molten substances

Work with welding plastics guns

Iron and Steel Industry

Metal Industry

Maintenance services

Manufacturing Industry

Trunk/abdomen/legs

Protective apron, gaiters

Welding and forging

Casting

Iron and Steel Industry

Metal Industry

Maintenance services

Manufacturing industry

Hand

Protective gloves against heat and/or flame

Welding and forging

Work in presence of high temperatures, radiating heat or fire

Work with or in the vicinity of molten substances

Iron and Steel Industry

Metal Industry

Maintenance services

Manufacturing industry

Forearms

Sleeves

Welding and forging

Work with or in the vicinity of molten substances

Iron and Steel Industry

Metal Industry

Maintenance services

Manufacturing industry

Foot

Footwear against heat and/or flame

Work with or in the vicinity of molten substances

Iron and Steel Industry

Metal Industry

Maintenance services

Manufacturing industry

Whole/partial body

Protective clothing against heat and/or flame

Work in presence of high temperatures, radiating heat or fire

Iron and Steel Industry

Metal Industry

Forest Industry

Cold

Hand

Protective gloves against cold

Foot

Footwear against cold

Work in the open air in extreme cold conditions

Work in deep-freeze rooms

Work with cryogenic liquids

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Food Industry

Agriculture and fisheries sector

Whole/partial body including head

Protective clothing against cold

Work in the open air in cold weather conditions

Work in deep-freeze rooms

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Food Industry

Agriculture and fisheries sector

Transport and storage

PHYSICAL — ELECTRICAL

Electric shock (direct or indirect contact)

Whole head

Electrically insulating helmets

Hands

Electrically insulating gloves

Foot

Electrically insulating footwear

Whole body/Hands/Foot

Conductive PPE intended to be worn by skilled persons during live working at a nominal power system voltage up to 800 kV AC and 600 kV DC

Live working or close to live parts under electrical tension

Work on electrical system

Energy production

Transmission and distribution of electrical energy

Industrial facilities maintenance

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Static electricity

Hands

Antistatic gloves

Foot

Antistatic/conductivefootwear

Whole body

Antistatic clothing

Handling plastic and rubber

Pouring, collecting or loading into a container

Work near to highly charged elements such as conveyor belts

Handling explosives

Manufacturing industry

Feed industry

Bagging and packing plants

Production, storage or transport of explosives

PHYSICAL — RADIATION

Non-ionizing radiation, including sunlight (other than direct observation)

Head

Caps and helmets

Work in open air

Fishing and agriculture

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Eyes

Protective spectacles, goggles and face shields

Work with radiant heat

Furnace operations

Work with laser

Work in open air

Welding and gas cutting

Glass blowing

Germicidal lamps

Iron and Steel Industries

Manufacturing industry

Fishing and agriculture

Whole body (skin)

PPE against

Natural and artificial UV

Work in the open air

Electrical welding

Germicidal lamps

Xenon lamps

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Energy production

Infrastructure maintenance

Fishing and agriculture

Forest industry

Gardening

Food industry

Plastic industry

Printing industry

Ionizing radiation

Eyes

Protective spectacles/goggles against ionizing radiation

Hands

Protective gloves against ionizing radiation

Operating in X-ray facilities

Operating in the area of medical radio diagnosis

Work with radioactive products

Healthcare

Veterinary care

Radioactive waste plant

Energy production

Trunk/abdomen/partial body

Protective apron against x-rays

/Coat/Vest/Skirt against x-rays

Operating in X-ray facilities

Operating in the area of medical radio diagnosis

Healthcare

Veterinary care

Dental care

Urology

Surgery

Interventional radiology

Laboratories

Head

Headwear & Caps

PPE for protection against e.g. development of brain tumours

Medical X-ray work places and facilities

Healthcare

Veterinary care

Dental care

Urology

Surgery

Interventional radiology

Partial body

PPE for thyroid protection

PPE for gonads protection

Operating in X-ray facilities

Operating in the area of medical radio diagnosis

Healthcare

Veterinary care

Whole body

Protective clothing against ionizing radiation

Operating in the area of medical radio diagnosis

Work with radioactive products

Energy production

Radioactive waste plant

II.   CHEMICAL RISKS (including nanomaterial)

Risks

Body part affected

Type of PPE

Examples of activities where the use of the corresponding type of PPE may be necessary (*)

Industry and Sectors

CHEMICAL — AEROSOLS

Solid (dusts, fumes, smokes, fibres,

and nano-material)

Respiratory system

Respiratory protective devices against particles

Demolition

Blasting works

Sanding and Polishing of surfaces

Work in presence of asbestos

Use of materials consisting of/containing nanoparticles

Welding

Chimney sweeper

Work on the lining of furnaces and ladles where there may be dust

Work in the vicinity of blast furnace taps where there may be heavy metal fumes

Work in the vicinity of the blast furnace charge

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Iron and Steel industries

Metal and Wood industries

Automotive industry

Stone carving

Pharmaceuticals industry

Healthcare services

Preparation of cytostatics

Hands

Chemical Protective gloves

and barrier cream as an additional/accessory protection

Work in presence of asbestos

Use of materials consisting of/containing nanoparticles

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Industrial facilities maintenance

Whole body

Protective clothing against solid particles

Demolition

Work in presence of asbestos

Use of materials consisting of/containing nanoparticles

Chimney sweeper

Preparation of plant protection products

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Industrial facilities maintenance

Agriculture

Eyes

Spectacles/goggles and face shields

Woodworking

Road work

Mining industry

Metal and wood industry

Civil engineering construction

Liquid

(mists and fogs)

Respiratory system

Respiratory protective devices against particles

Surface treatment (e.g. varnishing/painting, abrasive blasting)

Surface cleaning

Metal Industry

Manufacturing Industry

Automotive sector

Hands

Chemical protective gloves

Surface treatment

Surface cleaning

Work with liquid sprays

Works with acids and caustic solutions, disinfectants and corrosive cleaning substances

Metal Industry

Manufacturing industry

Automotive sector

Whole body

Chemical protective clothing

Surface treatment

Surface cleaning

Metal Industry

Manufacturing industry

Automotive sector

CHEMICAL — LIQUIDS

Immersion

Splashes, sprays and jets

Hands

Chemical protective gloves,

Work with liquid sprays

Works with acids and caustic solutions, disinfectants and corrosive cleaning products

Processing of coating materials

Tanning

Work in hairdressers and beauty salons

Textile and clothing industry

Cleaning industry

Automobile industry

Beauty and hairdressing sectors

Forearms

Chemical protective sleeves

Works with acids and caustic solutions, disinfectants and corrosive cleaning products

Cleaning

Chemical industry

Cleaning industry

Automobile industry

Foot

Chemical protective boots

Work with liquid sprays

Works with acids and caustic solutions, disinfectants and corrosive cleaning products

Textile and clothing industry

Cleaning industry

Automobile industry

Whole body

Chemical protectiveclothing

Work with liquid sprays

Works with acids and caustic solutions, disinfectants and corrosive cleaning products

Cleaning

Chemical industry

Cleaning industry

Automobile industry

Agriculture

CHEMICAL — GASES AND VAPOURS

Gases and vapours

Respiratory system

Respiratory protective devices against gases

Surface treatment (e.g. varnishing/painting, abrasive blasting)

Surface cleaning

Work in fermentation and distilling rooms

Work inside tanks and digesters

Work in containers, restricted areas and gas-fired industrial furnaces where there may be gas or insufficient oxygen

Chimney sweeper

Disinfectants and corrosive cleaning substances

Work in the vicinity of gas converters and blast furnace gas pipes

Metal Industry

Automotive sector

Manufacturing industry

Cleaning industry

Alcoholic drinks production

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Chemical Industry

Petrochemical industry

Hands

Chemical protective gloves

Surface treatment

Surface cleaning

Work in fermentation and distilling rooms

Work inside tanks and digesters

Work in containers, restricted areas and gas-fired industrial furnaces where there may be gas or insufficient oxygen

Metal Industry

Automotive sector

Manufacturing industry

Alcoholic drinks production

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Chemical Industry

Petrochemical industry

Whole body

Chemical protective clothing

Surface treatment

Surface cleaning

Work in fermentation and distilling rooms

Work inside tanks and digesters

Work in containers, restricted areas and gas-fired industrial furnaces where there may be gas or insufficient oxygen

Metal Industry

Automotive sector

Manufacturing industry

Alcoholic drinks production

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Chemical Industry

Petrochemical industry

Eyes

Spectacles, goggles and face shields

Spray painting

Woodworking

Mining operations

Automotive sector

Manufacturing industry

Mine industry

Chemical Industry

Petrochemical industry

III.   BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

Risks

Body part affected

Type of PPE

Examples of activities where the use of the corresponding type of PPE may be necessary (*)

Industry and Sectors

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS (contained in) - AEROSOLS

Solids and liquids

Respiratory system

Respiratory protective devices against particles

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

Biochemical production

Hands

Protective gloves against microorganisms

Whole/partial body

Protective clothing against biological agents

Eyes and/or face

Protective spectacles, goggles and face shields

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS (contained in) - LIQUIDS

Direct and indirect contact

Hands

Protective gloves against microorganisms

Whole/partial body

Protective clothing against biological agents

Eyes and/or face

Protective goggles and face shields

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues (bites, stings)

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

Forest industry

Splashes, sprays and jets

Hands

Protective gloves against microorganisms

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

Forearms

Protective sleeves against microorganisms

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

Foot/legs

Protective over boots and gaiters

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

Whole body

Protective clothing against biological agents

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS (contained in) – MATERIALS, PERSONS, ANIMALS, ETC.

Direct and indirect contact

Hands

Protective gloves against microorganisms

Whole/partial body

Protective clothing against biological agents

Eyes and/or face

Protective goggles and face shields

Work that involve contact with human body and animal fluids and tissues (bites, stings)

Work in presence of biological agent

Healthcare

Veterinary clinics

Clinical analysis laboratories

Research Laboratories

Retirement homes

Homes assistances

Wastewater treatment plants

Waste treatment plant

Food Industry

Forest industry

IV.   OTHER RISKS

Risks

Body part affected

Type of PPE

Examples of activities where the use of the corresponding type of PPE may be necessary (*)

Industry and Sectors

Non-visibility

Whole body

PPE for signalling the user’s presence visually

Work in proximity of movement of vehicles

Asphalt works and road marking

Railway works

Driving means of transport

Work of ground staff at airport

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Mining works

Transport services and passengers transports

Oxygen deficiency

Respiratory system

Insulating respiratory protectives devices

Work in confined spaces

Work in fermentation and distilling rooms

Work inside tanks and digesters

Work in containers, restricted areas and gas-fired industrial furnaces where there may be gas or insufficient oxygen

Work in shafts, sewers and other underground areas connected with sewage

Alcoholic drinks production

Civil engineering construction

Chemical Industry

Petrochemical industry

Respiratory system

Diving equipment

Underwater works

Civil engineering construction

Drowning

Whole body

Life jacket

Work on or near water

Work in the sea

Work in an airplane

Fishing industry

Aeronautical industry

Building construction

Civil engineering construction

Shipbuilding

Docks and harbours


(1)  In certain circumstances, as a result of the risk assessment, barrier creams could be used together with other PPE with the aim of protecting workers’ skin from related risks. Barrier creams are PPE under the scope of Directive 89/656/EEC as this type of equipment can be considered in certain circumstances as “additional or accessory” within the meaning of Article 2 of Directive 89/656/EEC. However, barrier creams are not PPE according to the definition in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/425.


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