AS/NZS 2161.2:2005 pdf – occupational protective gloves Part 2: General requirements

AS/NZS 2161.2:2005 pdf – occupational protective gloves Part 2: General requirements

AS/NZS 2161.2:2005 pdf – occupational protective gloves Part 2: General requirements.
4.3 Innocuousness of protective gloves
4.3.1 General
Protective gloves shall be designed and manufactured to provide protechon wtien used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, without harm to the user
Glove materials. degradation products, sncorporaled substances, seams and edges and particularly those parts of the glove in close contact with the user shall not adversely affect the user’s health and hygiene.
The manufacturer or his authorized representative shall name all the substances contained in the glove which are known to cause allergies (see 7.3.8).
4.3.2 Determination of pH Value
The pt-i value for all gloves shall be greater than 3.5 and less than 9,5.
Determination of pH shall be according to EN ISO 4045 for leather gloves, and EN 1413 for other materials following amendments shall apply:
the test piece shall be cut out from the palm area of the glove. If other parts of the glove are made of different materials, then each matenal shall be tested separately;
if gloves are made of more than one layer, all layers shall be tested together;
if the sample contains leather, then EN ISO 4045 shall be used:
subclause 8.4 of EN ISO 4045:1998 does not apply.
4.3.3 Determination of chromium (VI) content
Chromium VI content in leather gloves shall be less than the detection limit according to the test method described in annex B Chromium VI content shall be determined according to the test method specified in annex B. At least two samples shall be taken from different gloves for each leather type.
If the glove is made of different types of leather, whether in contact with the skin or not, then the test shall be performed on each type. The highest value shall be considered as the final result.
4.3.4 Determination of extractable protein content
Natural rubber gloves shall be submitted to requirements stated in EN 455.3 on extractable protein content.
4.4 Cleaning
All tests required in this standard as well as in the standards for protective gloves shall be performed onunused gloves unless otherwise specified. If care instructions are provided (see 7.3.10), the relevant tests ofthe specific standards (see Bibliography) shall be performed on the gloves, before and after they have beensubjected to the maximum recormmended number of cleaning cycles.
The levels of performance shall not be negatively affected throughout the recommended number of cycles.
4.5 Electrostatic properties
lf required, the electrostatic properties shall be tested according to the test method described in the relevantstandard EN 1149-1 or EN 1149-2 or prEN 1149-3.
The test result shall be reported in the information supplied by the manufacturer accompanied by theinformation stated in 7.3.11.Electrostatic pictograms shall not be used for this property.
NOTE These tests are designed for garments and have not been validated for gloves.Some interlaboratory trialshave shown significant discrepancies in test results for one of the methods.It is thus essential to give comprehensiveinformation about the test parameters used along with any test result.