Ansell - Cut Performance Levels and Testing: Know what the levels represent

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By Bill Bennett, Associate Director of Brand/Product Marketing and Jeff Moreland, Technology Scout for Ansell’s Advanced Concepts and Technologies, Ansell Protective Products

Many safety and purchasing professionals question the level of cut protection they need and how the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) performance levels apply to their specific applications. During recent market research, customers identified better cut protection as their single most frequent requirement.

Requests for cut protection include not only cut resistant hand protection products but the accompanying education that will help keep workers safe and increase their ease and efficiency as they perform their jobs. Companies want their workers to have the right gloves and to know when and how to use them.

Cut protection vs. cut resistance

Cut protection is the combination of influences that help prevent a worker from suffering cut injuries. Material properties such as cut resistance, tear strength, abrasion resistance, grip and dexterity all fall beneath the umbrella of cut protection. Other factors unrelated to protective gloves and apparel also impact cut protection, including machine guarding, workplace set-up, working conditions and worker training...

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