uvex PSA-Verordnung Dr. Lurz Interview

The new European PPE regulation: Greater responsibility for manufacturers

“On 20 April 2016, the new European PPE regulation came into force, but is only legally binding from 21 April 2018. The predecessor of the PPE regulation, the PPE directive from 1989 and the national legislation derived from it, contained numerous detailed requirements for PPE. The new regulation defines several points related to manufacturing, labelling and marketing of PPE in even greater detail. Overall, we view the new PPE regulation as a good chance to
demonstrate our market competency and honour our commitment to quality.”
(Frank Westphal, Head of Legal and Property Rights at bei uvex; in the picture on the left)


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uvex und das Familienunternehmen Rauch

Family? Career? This doesn’t have to be an either-or decision.

At uvex, a family-friendly company, there has long been an emphasis on striking a balance between life at home and life at work. Thorsten Rauch, Head of Customer Service GKA at uvex, recounts his time at the company, illustrating just how this corporate identity is brought to life.

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Wie sicher ist sicher – Prüfverfahren bei uvex

How safe is safe? Behind the scenes at the testing laboratory in Ellefeld – part 2

Personal protective equipment should be one thing above all else: safe. However, how can we guarantee that uvex products actually fulfil the necessary safety criteria? By conducting extensive tests on the material.

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Evolution de la norme EN 374

EN 374: Modified standard for chemical protective gloves

Chemical protective gloves must meet the requirements of European standard EN 374. This standard has now been modified substantially. These changes become effective once they are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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#uvexTREME – protecting people during the Cape fires

Severe fire warnings have been issued in the Western Cape as firefighters worked tirelessly to keep the province safe. The Department of Environmental Affairs says that more than 1,000 firefighters have been deployed to combat the fires.

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Anti-reflective safety spectacle lenses as the solution to challenging light conditions

Safety spectacle lenses are usually coated to prevent fogging and/or scratching. An anti-fog coating is especially important for high humidity environments or physically demanding work, such as in the paper or food industries. For work involving high dust exposure, for example on construction sites, an effective scratch-resistant coating is necessary so that dirty lenses do not become scratched when they are cleaned. This improves the comfort of the person wearing the safety spectacles, allowing them to concentrate to the best of their ability on the most important thing – their work.

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Electrostatic discharge capability of clothing – part one of two

Electrostatic build-up and its uncontrolled discharge can have serious consequences for people – with both direct and indirect ramifications for the person affected. By way of example, we take the standards EN 1149 and EN 61340 and describe two scenarios which illustrate the difference between protective antistatic and ESD clothing.

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Computer glasses: Are your eyes fit for the digital world?

Do you really need an extra pair of glasses for your computer? The answer is yes, because the world of work has changed fundamentally. Most of us spend several hours each day in front of a computer. We use them for emails, writing, designing and video conferences. Even after work, we still use google, play games and chat using them.

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uvex safety helmet ranges and accessories

Without accessories, helmets often offer only limited adaptability. In order to perfectly — and comfortably — protect wearers in all situations, uvex safety helmets can be supplemented by a wide range of various attachments. In the following, we present a convenient overview of these.

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