This standard specifies the capability of gloves to protect the user against micro organisms and/or chemicals. This standard has 2 parts;

1. EN374-2 defines resistance to penetration by micro-organisms.
The pictogram is accompanied by a number (1-3) which indicates the acceptable quality level
(AQL).
2. EN374-3 defines the resistance to permeation of chemical hazards. The pictogram is
accompanied by a number (1-6).