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The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002

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3.9.2.2.  Limited protection against external irradiation

  • PPE intended to provide complete user protection against external irradiation or, failing this, adequate attenuation thereof, must be designed to counter only weak electron (e.g. beta) or weak photon (e.g. X, gamma) radiation.

  • The constituent materials and other components of these PPE classes must be so chosen or designed and incorporated as to provide the degree of user protection required by the foreseeable conditions of use without leading to an increase in exposure time as a result of the impedance of user gestures, posture or movement (see 1.3.2).

  • PPE must bear a mark indicating the type and thickness of the constituent material(s) suitable for the foreseeable conditions of use.

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