Standardization of the performance of personal protective equipment designed to safeguard wearers against all known possible hazards.

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 14 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goals:


Published ISO standards *

of which 14 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 94


ISO standards under development *

of which 2 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 94

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 94/SC 3 Foot protection Subcommittee
ISO/TC 94/SC 6 Eye and face protection Subcommittee
ISO/TC 94/SC 13 Protective clothing Subcommittee
ISO/TC 94/SC 14 Firefighters' personal equipment Subcommittee
ISO/TC 94/SC 15 Respiratory protective devices Subcommittee
ISO/TC 94/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 94/WG 1   Compatibility of PPE items Working group
ISO/TC 94/WG 2   Head protection Working group
ISO/TC 94/WG 3   Personal equipment for protection against falls Working group


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/TC 94/SC 15/JWG 1 Respiratory Protective Device (RPD)
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 94

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 94:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 78 Live working IEC
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety ISO
ISO/TC 83/SC 5 Ice hockey equipment and facilities ISO
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 94

ISO/TC 94 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
CIE International Commission on Illumination ISO
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety ISO
ISO/TC 21 Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting ISO
ISO/TC 22 Road vehicles ISO
ISO/TC 43/SC 1 Noise ISO
ISO/TC 44 Welding and allied processes ISO
ISO/TC 120 Leather ISO
ISO/TC 120/SC 2 Tanned leather ISO
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 1 General ergonomics principles ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 3 Anthropometry and biomechanics ISO
ISO/TC 178 Lifts, escalators and moving walks ISO
ISO/TC 314 Ageing societies ISO
ISO/TC 319 Karst ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CIE International Commission on Illumination A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
ETSA European Textile Services Association A
EURATEX European Apparel and Textile Confederation A
WHO World Health Organization A
IMO International Maritime Organization B
WCO World Customs Organization B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
8-13 September 2024 Utrecht (Netherlands) ISO/TC 94/SC 13  
14-18 October 2024 Bordeaux (France) ISO/TC 94/SC 14  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 94 - Secretariat

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