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.