General Occupational Protective Standards

To achieve a standard, gloves must meet minimum performance levels for the following:

  • Clear manufacturer identification, product and size marking
  • Innocuousness (e.g. pH of the materials is neutral and will not harm the health of the user)
  • Respect of agreed sizes (see the following size measurements table)
Glove Sizes 6 7 8 9 10 11

Min. length (mm)

220 230 240 250 260 270
  • Dexterity - it is advisable that a glove allows as much dexterity as possible according to the intended use.
Performance Level 1 2 3 4 5 6

Diameter of Dexterity pin (mm)

220 230 240 250 260 270
  • Glove composition - any seams present in construction of the glove do not result in a significant decrease in product performance.
  • Packing, storage, maintenance and cleaning.
  • Information to the user on instruction for use whatever the PPE category: performance, pictograms, uses, use precautions, available size range.