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БДС EN 13921:2007

Personal protective equipment - Ergonomic principles

Dec 28, 2007
Sep 16, 2010

General information

90.93     Sep 20, 2022

90.00    Sep 20, 2027



European Standard

13.180     13.340.01  

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This European Standard provides guidance on the generic ergonomic characteristics related to personal protective equipment (PPE).
It specifies for the writers of PPE product standards, principles relating to:
 anthropometric characteristics related to PPE;
 the biomechanical interaction between PPE and the human body;
 the thermal interaction between PPE and the human body;
 the interaction between PPE and the human senses: vision; hearing; smell and taste; and skin contact.
This European Standard does not cover requirements related to the specific hazard for which PPE is designed.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Personal protective equipment (PPE)


Council Directive amending Dir. 87/404/EEC (simple pressure vessels), 88/378/EEC (safety of toys), 89/106/EEC (construction products), 89/336/EEC (electromagnetic compatibility), 89/392/EEC (machinery), 89/686/EEC (personal protective equipment), 90/384/EEC (automatic weighing instruments), 90/385/EEC (active implantable medicinal devices), 90/396/EEC (appliances burning gaseous fuels), 91/263/EEC (telecommunications terminal equipment), 92/42/EEC and 73/23/EEC


Personal protective equipment (Dir. 89/686/EEC amendment)


Personal protective equipment (Dir. 89/686/EEC amendment)


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

Life cycle


БДС EN 13921:2007
90.93 Standard confirmed
Sep 20, 2022

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Adopted from EN 13921:2007