Since 2020, EN 17353, informally the standard for visibility clothing for medium-risk situations - test methods and requirements, has been available. This norm specifies the design requirements for clothing and accessories intended to make the wearer visible in medium-risk situations under daylight and/or under illumination from vehicle headlights and searchlights in the dark. This standard is the successor to EN 1150, which was mainly used for clothing and accessories for non-professional use. The standard is not applicable in a high-risk situation (this is the purpose of EN ISO 20471). ...
Since this summer, Viemi Z&Z doeel from North Macedonia has received approval for its V-Safe model 101 FFP2 NR filtering half masks. These masks can be used not only by healthcare workers for COVID-19 respiratory protection but also in industrial applications requiring protection against dust. V-Safe is still looking for distributors within the EU. Please contact the EU representative Vaassen Textile Consultancy BV.
The Corona crisis has exposed a major flaw in the European system for approving personal protective equipment and medical devices, among other things. Imposing high requirements on products that are not made in the EU has proven to be effectively impossible. As a result, many inferior products enter the Union in large quantities. In the European Union, a high level of health and safety requirements has been agreed, combined with a system of admission to the internal market, control and enforcement. Worldwide, the EU is even one of the trading blocks with the highest possible...
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