Personal Protective Equipment

The Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group, is responsible for legislation in Personal protective equipment (PPE) contained in Annex II, Chapter XXII of the EEA Agreement. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are products designed to protect users from serious injuries which could be encountered at home, work and leisure. PPE protects individuals from hazard and injury in all areas of life, such as:

  • At work: protective shoes, goggles.
  • At home: sunglasses, gardening gloves.
  • At leisure: helmets for cycling, roller-skating.


See also:

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Personal Protective Equipment

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