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Mechanical Hazards EN388
Mechanical hazards are associated with the handling of rough or sharp objects which could harm the skin, such as glass, thin metal sheet and masonry blocks. A mechanical hazard is not associated with moving machinery where it could be considered dangerous to wear gloves which could catch in moving parts.
Eg: an item with this symbol has been tested to at least intermediate design level and achieves the following scores:
A: Abrasion resistance 1 (out of 4)
B: Blade cut resistance 2 (out of 5)
C: Tear resistance 3 (out of 4)
D: Puncture resistance X (not tested in this category)