The Dutch Working Conditions Act is not concrete, where it concerns hand injury. The general principle of the Act is though, that the legislator must also inventory the risks of hand injury. Subsequently, measures must be taken to mitigate the risks or to make them controllable. Therefore, the Working Conditions Act, extensively discusses the work equipment. In addition, there are requirements on machines, included in the Commodities Act Machines.
Article 3.17 of the Working Conditions Decree discusses the risk of being hit by objects, products or parts. This refers to collective and individual measures to be taken, before any personal protective equipment is being used. Chapter 7 of the Working Conditions Decree is entirely dedicated to the requirements that work equipment must comply with.
When gloves are chosen to protect the hand against mechanical, chemical and thermal risks, they must be CE-marked. The manufacturer will have indicated on the glove and in the instructions, which protection is provided by the glove. The requirements that the glove should comply with, are documented in various Directives.
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