Community news|06/08/21

New summary of European harmonised standards for PPE

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > New summary of European harmonised standards for PPE

The European Commission has updated the summary of harmonised standards published in the Official Journal concerning Regulation (EU) 2016/4251 on personal protective equipment (PPE).

Harmonised standards are a particular category of European standards. They are developed following a request (“mandate”) from the European Commission and are used to demonstrate that products or services comply with the technical requirements of the relevant EU legislation. Harmonised standards represent about 20% of European standards.

This summary, generated on 22 July 2021, is provided for information purposes only. It therefore has no legal value. In table form, it mentions in particular:

  • the European standardisation body that adopted the standard (CEN, Cenelec)
  • the reference and title of the standard,
  • the dates of commencement and, if applicable, of cessation of presumption of conformity with the Regulation,
  • the reference and date of publication in the Official Journal,
  • any restrictions to the presumption of conformity.

See the document

Discover other news

Community news


BusinessEurope’s position on teleworking and the right to disconnect

On 25 June, BusinessEurope responded to the European Commission's consultation on the right to disconnect, pointing out that over-regulation could hamper the growth and benefits of teleworking and arguing for minimal EU intervention, leaving Member States, social partners and companies to develop their own policies.



GERMANY: The importance of reporting traumatic events at work

A colleague falls off a ladder. A nurse is stopped and threatened. A train driver hits a cyclist crossing the tracks at high speed. These incidents can cause trauma and feelings of fear, powerlessness and guilt. They need to be reported in order to provide support for those affected.



AUSTRIA: More accidents at work and on the way to work in 2023

According to data published by the Austrian Social insurance for occupational injuries (AUVA) in mid-June, 145,748 claims were registered last year, broken down as follows 29,866 accidents (at work and and students), 13,062 commuting accidents and 2,820 cases of occupational diseases. While the number of accidents (at work and on the way to work) has increased, the number of occupational diseases has decreased compared to 2022.