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  • AS/NZS 2161.2:1998

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    Occupational protective gloves General requirements

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1998

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 2161.2:1998 OCCUPATIONAL PROTECTIVE GLOVES - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    7 - 0 Introduction
    7 - 1 Scope
    7 - 2 Normative references
    7 - 3 Definitions
    7 - 3.1 hand
    7 - 3.2 glove
    7 - 3.3 glove palm
    7 - 3.4 glove back
    7 - 3.5 dexterity
    7 - 3.6 hazard
    8 - 3.7 level of performance
    8 - 4 General requirements
    8 - 4.1 Design principles – general
    8 - 4.2 Glove construction
    8 - 4.3 High visibility gloves
    8 - 4.4 Innocuousness of protective gloves
    8 - 4.4.1General
    8 - 4.4.2 Determination of pH value
    9 - 4.4.3 Determination of chromium (VI) content
    9 - 4.5 Cleaning
    9 - 5 Comfort and efficiency
    9 - 5.1 Si zing
    9 - 5.1.1 Sizes and measurement of hands
    9 - 5.1.2 Sizes and measurements of gloves
    9 - 5.1.3 Gloves for special applications
    9 - 5.2 Dexterity
    9 - 5.3 Water vapour transmission and absorption
    10 - 6 Test methods
    10 - 6.1 Methods for detection of soluble chromate and determination of chromium (VI)
    10 - 6.1.1 Method for detection of soluble chromate
    10 - 6.1.2 Photometric determination of chromium (VI) using 1,5-diphenylcarbazide
    10 - 6.2 Hand and glove measurement and dimensions
    10 - 6.3 Test method for determining gloved finger dexterity
    10 - 6.3.1 Number and condition of specimens
    10 - 6.3.2 Apparatus required
    10 - 6.3.3 Test method
    10 - 6.3.4 Test result
    11 - 6.4 Test method for determination of water vapour transmission
    11 - 6.4.1 Introduction
    11 - 6.4.2 Scope
    11 - 6.4.3 Principle
    11 - 6.4.4 Apparatus
    12 - 6.4.5 Specimens
    12 - 6.4.6 Preparation of specimens
    12 - 6.4.7 Procedure
    13 - 6.4.8 Calculation of result
    13 - 6.5 Test method for determination of water vapour absorption
    13 - 6.5.1 Specimen
    13 - 6.5.2 Test apparatus
    13 - 6.5.3 Test procedure
    13 - 6.5.4 Result
    13 - 7 Marking and information
    13 - 7.1 General
    13 - 7.2 Marking
    15 - 7.3 Information and instructions for use
    15 - 7.4 Date of obsolescence
    16 - Annex A (normative) - Definition of 'For minimal risks only'
    17 - Annex B (informative) - Pictograms
    18 - Annex C (informative) - Bibliography

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    Specifies the general requirements for ergonomy, glove construction, high visibility, innocuousness, cleaning, comfort and efficiency, marking and information applicable to occupational protective gloves. The Standard is also applicable to gloves permanently incorporated in containment enclosures. This Standard is technically equivalent to and reproduced from EN 420:1994.

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    This standard defines the general requirements for ergonomy, glove construction, high visibility, innocuousness, cleaning, comfort and efficiency, marking and information applicable to all protective gloves.It is also applicable to gloves permanently incorporated in containment enclosures. It is not applicable to the following glove types: a) electrician's gloves (see EN 60903); b) medical gloves (see EN 455).

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    Committee SF-023
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published in Australia as part of AS Z4-1952.Second edition 1963.Revised and redesignated AS 2161-1978.First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 1988:1965.Revised and redesignated NZS 5812:1982.AS 2161-1978 and NZS 5812:1982 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 2161.2:1998. First published in Australia as part of AS Z4-1952. Second edition 1963. Revised and redesignated AS 2161-1978. First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 1988:1965. Revised and redesignated NZS 5812:1982. AS 2161-1978 and NZS 5812:1982 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 2161.2:1998.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 2161.5:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cold
    AS/NZS 2161.3:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against mechanical risks
    AS/NZS 4179:1997 Single-use sterile surgical rubber gloves - Specification

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    AS/NZS 2161.4:1999 Occupational protective gloves Protection against thermal risks (heat and fire) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2507-1998 The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
    AS 3961-2005 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
    AS/NZS 2161.7.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cuts and stabs by hand knives - Impact cut test for fabric, leather and other materials
    AS 4454-1999 Compost, soil conditioners and mulches
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 4757:2002 Handling and destruction of drugs
    AS/NZS 4233.1:1999 High pressure water (hydro) jetting systems - Guidelines for safe operation and maintenance
    AS 3743-2003 Potting mixes
    AS/NZS 2022:2003 Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling
    AS 4187-1998 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
    AS/NZS 2161.5:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cold
    AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
    AS 4419-2003 Soils for landscaping and garden use
    AS 4332-2004 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS/NZS 2161.10.1:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Terminology and performance requirements (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 4454-2003 Composts, soil conditioners and mulches
    AS/NZS 2541:1998 Guide to the cleaning-in-place of dairy factory equipment
    AS 4419-1998 Soils for landscaping and garden use
    AS/NZS 2161.1:2000 Occupational protective gloves Selection, use and maintenance
    AS/NZS 2161.3:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against mechanical risks
    AS 2601-2001 The demolition of structures
    AS/NZS 4081:2001 The storage and handling of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates (Reconfirmed 2021)
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