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.


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.