Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment in the European Union, Directive 89/656/EEC of the Governing Council of 30.11.1989, lays down minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment at work individual protection. For the purpose of the directive is meant by personal protective equipment (PPE) all equipment designed to be worn or held by the employee or worker to protect him against one or more risks that could threaten their safety and health at work and any addition or accessory designed for that purpose.