We frequently have our products and their components tested by independent laboratories and institutes. For skin friendliness. For absence of hazardous substances. And for lots more. An overview of the certificates issued to our products.

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

In accordance with the criteria of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 tested textiles guarantee that there are no substances that affect human health. Only products that meet the very stringent requirements and undergo on-going tests are awarded the Oeko-Tex certificate. 

Oeko-Tex® certified textiles by uvex

uvex pure standard

Safety gloves fulfil the high uvex pure standard. Dermatologically tested. Very skin friendly. Free of hazardous ingredients.

The safety gloves are also free of solvents, accelerators and allergenic substances. They offer optimal product protection.

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally consistent testing and certification system. The more intense the skin contact of a product, the more stringent the requirements are that it must fulfil: This is why the second highest classification, Class II, applies for safety gloves. Testing is not only in accordance with the legal standard, but also in line with the current state of research. Oeko-Tex® therefore not only sets more stringent values for heavy metals like chromium, nickel and mercury, it also takes into account carcinogenic and allergenic dyestuffs and the use of solvents like formaldehyde. Every year, test methods and lists of pollutants are adjusted to scientific findings.  

Tested and certified uvex safety gloves
Gloves with tested safety. For you and your staff. Because only the most stringent demands will do to protect skin. This is why we have had our series of uvex profi, uvex contact, uvex rubipor, uvex phynomic, uvex C300, uvex C500, uvex synexo Z200, uvex nk, uvex protector, uvex rubiflex, uvex rubiflex S, uvex profatrol and uvex profagrip knitted safety gloves certified in accordance with the stringent test criteria of product class II of the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.


The excellent skin friendliness of many of our safety gloves is dermatologically approved. The safety gloves awarded this quality seal were clinically tested by the proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research GmbH (Hamburg, Germany).

proDERM studies: 11.0356-02, 11.0482-11, 13.0202-02, 15.0188-02, 15.0219-11

more detailed information about proDERM

Made in Germany

uvex is proud to develop and produce safety gloves in Germany. Our many years of manufacturing and technological skill guarantees a first-class service in hand protection and first-class safety gloves for a wide range of uses.

uvex work gloves manufactured in Germany carry the "Made in Germany" label.

Food handling

Safety gloves for food handling must be designed so that under normal, foreseeable conditions no elements that are hazardous to human health are transferred to the food (known as migration). The following overview provides a summary of which uvex safety gloves are suitable for food handling, along with a detailed list of possible areas of use.

  aqueous pH > 4.5 acidic pH < 4.5 alcoholic fatty dry, non fatty
Examples non-alcoholic beverages, fruit, eggs, vegetables, crustaceans vinegar, yeast, milk, yoghurt wine, spirits, liqueurs olive oil (R1), mutter and margarine (R2), fish, cheese and baked goods (R3), meat, poultry (R4), sandwiches and fried food (R5) bread, pasta, rice, tea, spices, pulses
uvex profi ergo YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex contact ergo YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex phynomic C3 YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex phynomic C5 YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex rubiflex (orange) YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex rubiflex S (blue/green) YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex profastrong NF 33 YES YES YES YES (R2 to R5) YES
uvex u-fit YES YES YES YES (R3 to R5) YES
uvex phynomic foam YES YES YES YES (R5) YES
uvex phynomic lite (w) YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex unilite hermo YES YES YES NO YES
uvex u-fit strong N2000 YES YES YES YES (R1 to R5) YES
uvex u-fit lite YES NO YES YES (R3 to R5) YES
uvex u-chem 3300 YES YES YES YES (R2 to R5) YES

Further information including testing specifications is available on request.

ISO 14001 certification

UVEX SAFETY Gloves in Lüneburg is the second company within the uvex safety group to have been certified to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.

ISO 14001 focuses on the continuous improvement process, with the aim of enabling concrete environmental goals to be achieved in the long term. No other safety glove manufacturer in Europe has ever achieved this stringent certification before.

More about ISO 14001 at TÜV Süd

uvex medicare

The uvex safety shoes certified for orthopaedic adaptations are based on established uvex technologies. You can recognise them by the uvex medicare symbol in the production descriptions. All individual and special orthopaedic solutions are developed by our orthopaedic master shoemakers. The uvex network of certified orthopaedic businesses looks after the adaptation service locally.

Our individual and special orthopaedic solutions are certified and type-examined by the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e. V. (Test and Research Institute for Footwear Production) and TÜV Rheinland and meet the following standards:

  • DGUV 112-191/ÖNORM Z 1259: meets the requirements of the revised rules of the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention for health and safety at work – DGUV 112-191 (Germany) and ÖNORM Z 1259 (Austria).<strong/><strong/>
  • ESD standard compliance: safety shoe meets the ESD requirements in accordance with EN 20345/EN 61340-5-1. Many workplaces often require the use of safety shoes as part of a system to dissipate electrostatic charge. Please see the product's instructions for use.

Find out more here.

uvex safety footwear with medicare