There is a rigorous segmentation for each family of Individual Protective Equipment. Communication by the European Commission, as part of implementation of directive 89/686/EEC concerning the consolidation of legislation in Member States pertaining to Individual Protective Equipment is regularly published on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
This includes the titles and references of harmonised standards indicating, where applicable, the first publication on the Official Journal, the reference of the replaced standard and the presumed end date of compliance of the replaced standard. The list includes those standards drafted by technical committees at the European Committee for Standardisation dealing with breathing protection devices, individual visual protection devices, protective clothing, individual noise protection, individual protective equipment against falls, protective gloves, life jackets, ear protection, footwear. This list replaces those previously published on the OJEU.
– List of harmonised standards (April 2017)
– Blue guide pertaining to implementation of regulations of the European Union on products (2016)