Elena Kostyleva, Director of the Materials and Technology Standardization Department of "STANDARTINFORM", Executive Secretary of the Technical Committee on Standardization, Personal protective equipment, TC 320 took part in the International online conference "PPE - new challenges in the new world".
The event was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation and the Association of Developers, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The discussion on standardization, conformity assessment and application of PPE gathered over 4,700 participants.
Elena Kostyleva in her speech touched upon key issues relating to the activities of TC 320, including the implementation of the Program of National Standardization in the field of development of PPE for 2020-2021, and noted the most interesting topics for the industry:
- activities within ISO in the field of ISO/TC 94, Personal safety - Personal protective equipment;
- innovative PPE as an object of standardization;
- evidence base for the requirements of TR CU 019/2011 on the safety of personal protective equipment.
According to the Secretariat of TC 320, the most important vector of development of the standardization direction in the field of PPE is increasing TC participation in the development of international standards, including the promotion of best practices in the production of products related to the objects of regulation of the TC 019/2011 in the Russian Federation.
In the field of innovative PPE, to which exoskeletons can be attributed, the creation of TC 320 profile subcommittee SC 11, Means of individual protection of the musculoskeletal system, was noted as well as the inclusion in the National Standardization Program 2020 (NSP 2020) development of two national standards:
- The system of labor safety standards (SLSS). Personal protection equipment for the musculoskeletal system. Industrial exoskeletons. General technical specifications;
- SLSS. Personal protection equipment of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Industrial exoskeletons. Methods of determination of protection degree.
The secretariat of TC 320 noted the work on standardization of exoskeletons carried out by the Research Institute of Occupational Medicine, including in the framework of the ASTM profile committee of the American Society for Testing Materials.
The conference was held in late June. Among the speakers were representatives of the European Federation of Security, Ministry of Labor of Russia, RusAccreditation, Rostrud (Federal Labor and Employment Service) and the largest participants of the PPE market.
For reference. The secretariat of the TC 320 and its mirror-like interstate committee on standardization ITC 320 are maintained by "STANDARTINFORM" more than three years.