Status on April 3, 2020, 11 a.m.
The measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus currently result in world-wide restrictions in the economy and in public life — an exceptional situation that will continue in the coming weeks.
We carefully monitor current developments. If they should require urgent action, we will provide information here.
Since the first announcements on 10 March 2020, Austrian Standards has acted as foresightedly as possible and, of course, in full compliance with the measures adopted by the Austrian government and the regulatory requirements issued by public authorities. The primary objective is to reduce social contacts as much as possible while keeping adverse impacts as low as possible.
Austrian Standards offers you the following EN standards for download:
|ÖNORM EN 149:2009 07 01||Respiratory protective devices - Filtering half masks to protect against particles - Requirements, testing, marking|
|ÖNORM EN 166:2002 04 01||Personal eye-protection - Specifications|
|ÖNORM EN 455-1:2001 02 01||Medical gloves for single use - Part 1: Requirements and testing for freedom from holes|
|ÖNORM EN 455-2:2015 06 01||Medical gloves for single use - Part 2: Requirements and testing for physical properties|
|ÖNORM EN 455-3:2015 06 01||Medical gloves for single use - Part 3: Requirements and testing for biological evaluation|
|ÖNORM EN 455-4:2009 12 15||Medical gloves for single use - Part 4: Requirements and testing for shelf life determination|
|ÖNORM EN 13795-1:2019 06 01||Surgical clothing and drapes - Requirements and test methods - Part 1: Surgical drapes and gowns|
|ÖNORM EN 13795-2:2019 06 01||Surgical clothing and drapes - Requirements and test methods - Part 2: Clean air suits|
|ÖNORM EN 14126:2004 12 01||Protective clothing - Performance requirements and test methods for protective clothing against infective agents (consolidated version)|
|ÖNORM EN 14605:2009 06 15||Protective clothing against liquid chemicals - Performance requirements for clothing with liquid-tight (Type 3) or spray-tight (Type 4) connections, including items providing protection to parts of the body only (Types PB  and PB )|
|ÖNORM EN 14683:2019 12 01||Medical face masks - Requirements and test methods|
|ÖNORM EN ISO 374-5:2017 02 01||Protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms - Part 5: Terminology and performance requirements for micro-organisms risks (ISO 374-5:2016)|
|ÖNORM EN ISO 10993-1:2011 03 15||Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk management process (ISO 10993-1:2009 + Cor 1:2010) (consolidated version)|
|ÖNORM EN ISO 13688:2013 10 15||Protective clothing - General requirements (ISO 13688:2013)|
To support world-wide efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, the international standardization organizations ISO and IEC agreed to make available numerous standards on respirators and important medical devices free of charge.
Go to the list of ISO standards - these standards are freely available in read-only format online.
Go to the list of IEC standards - these standards can be requested by e-mail free of charge, they contain print and text copy restrictions as well as watermarks.
On 1 April 2020, the European Commission published a document answering frequently asked questions complementing the Guidance Note published on 20 March 2020. These documents support public authorities and enterprises in the Member States in implementing the export authorization requirements for personal protective equipment introduced on 15 March 2020. These requirements apply temporarily and are in line with all the international obligations of the EU.
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All further trainings (seminars, courses, etc.) scheduled for the time until 30 April 2020 will be postponed. The participants affected will be contacted.
In any case, there will be no physical meetings of standardizing committees and working groups until 31 May 2020. The committee managers will clarify whether meetings can be alternatively held as virtual meetings (web conferencing) or postponed.
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