Intertek PPE News

Intertek PPE Centres of Excellence
In response to surging demand for PPE following the COVID-19 outbreak, Intertek has increased our PPE testing capabilities and established PPE Centres of Excellence in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh (via Beximco partnership), Singapore, the United States and Guatemala, providing a one-stop-shop ATIC solution for masks and gowns.

Intertek Safety Footwear TQA Solutions
Intertek offers Safety Footwear Total Quality Assurance (TQA) Solutions page per the European Personal Protective Equipment Directive (89/686/EEC). Moreover, we can support your products to market in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China.

Intertek Protective Eyewear TQA Solutions
From safety, ski and swimming goggles to face shields, Intertek offers comprehensive protective eyewear testing used in a variety of professions and recreational activities to protect against hazards including bodily fluids, and penetration and perforation injuries.

Regulatory Updates

FDA Outlines Post-Pandemic Plan for Medical Devices Now Marketed Under Special COVID Rules
The FDA recently unveiled its plan to provide medical device manufacturers 180 days to secure marketing authorization or clearance for medical devices marketed under public health emergency guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of PHE, policy guidelines will change and can result in non-compliance and potential recall of previously approved medical devices and PPE. Manufacturers must submit a marketing application which follows statutory and regulatory requirements where applicable (e.g., 21 CFR Part 820, 21 CFR Part 801 Subpart B and 21 CFR Part 830). For the medical device manufacturing assurance, Intertek can bring comprehensive testing and pre-certifications to support the product life cycle.

AHS PPE Taskforce Guidance
The Alberta Health Services PPE Taskforce releases an updated guideline on bringing PPE in the workplace which must meet the criteria of CSA and/or ASNI 87.1 standard for personal PPE related to eyeglasses and prescription along with cleaning instructions to prevent deterioration.

Intertek PPE Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Brochure
This brochure introduces key PPE products including face masks, protective clothing, protective gloves, protective footwear, protective eyewear and Intertek’s capabilities. Download our PPE Brochure to find out how Intertek can support Total Quality Assurance of your PPE.

On-Demand Webinar: Introduction to Safety PPE Testing and Certification
Do you need an introduction to our testing and certification capabilities? Intertek PPE experts present regulatory guidelines and safety standards for brands, buyers, and manufacturers. Register to view this webinar on-demand to learn how we can assist you.

On-Demand Webinar: Shifting Consumer Product Manufacturing to PPE Production
Focused on PPE and consumer-grade safety measures that offer the best practices as you shift your manufacturing processes. Register to view the webinar.