EN 388—remember that term. It’s the European standard that evaluates mechanical risks for hand protection and the standard is similar to ANSI/ISEA 105 in the United States. Gloves with a EN 388 rating are third-party tested and rated for abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance.


For you veterans out there, this is review or old hat. However, there are plenty of new customers that we encounter who might appreciate some documentation on the basic gas-detection terms and abbreviations. Here are the most common of them.

OSHA this week issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces  standards specific to slip, trip and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems.