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The benchmark regulation for personal protective equipment is Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment, repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC.
In accordance with the aforementioned Regulation, personal protective equipment is deemed to be:
The use of personal protective equipment is the last option in managing the risks associated with a task or a job, the aim being to minimise the injury that a person may suffer and it is often the last barrier. Selecting the wrong equipment could thus cause significant injury and even death.
This publication aims to guide the optimal choice of the most commonly used personal protective equipment in workplaces.
Each chapter includes:
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