Mechanical Hazards EN388
a) Resistance to abrasion 0-4
b) Blade cut resistance 0-5
c) Tear resistance 0-4
d) Puncture resistance 0-4
Puncture resistance is measured as the force required to break through samples from gloves with a standard puncture needle.
The design of this needle is comparable to that of a large nail.
Performance Level 1 2 3 4
Puncture Force (N) 20 60 100 150
To assess resistance form puncture by a needlestick, a 25 gauge hypodermic needle can be used.
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