ISO 16602 Overview of Protective Standards

ISO 16602 is an international standard for classifying chemical protective clothing performance. Learn about this tool for helping safety and occupational health professionals select appropriate clothing in this overview and link to a detailed FAQ.

Established by the multinational International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the requirements outlined in ISO 16602 provide a common language for chemical protective clothing performance. Although only introduced in 2007, ISO 16602 is already recognized and accepted internationally. It is clear that ISO 16602 will become the common global language for expressing chemical protective clothing (CPC) performance.

DuPont has collected an introductory FAQ document that can provide basic information about ISO 16602, such as:

  • Definition and overview
  • Why is getting the right protective product so important?
  • How is chemical protective clothing classified?

You can find answers to these and other frequently asked questions about ISO 16602 here.

Learn more

To learn more about the ISO 16602 standard itself, visit www.iso.org.