Are you still feeling out of the loop when it comes to the recent changes to the ANSI testing standard? Stressed about how these updates will change how gloves are categorized and tested? Worried about how these changes will affect you and your customers? Don’t fret — your friendly neighbourhood glove manufacturer is here to help!
We get it — nobody likes change. However, we think you’ll feel a little better once you understand what the changes to the old ANSI cut standard are, and why they’re being put into place. Basically, since glove technology and testing has advanced at breakneck speeds over the last few years, these standards are being updated with the goal of keeping you — and your hands — safer in the workplace. So, although they might seem a bit overwhelming at first, since the name of the game should always be safety first, we think it’s a win-win situation.
For a quick breakdown of the new ANSI cut levels (surprise: there are now 9 instead of the original 5!), and to find out what else the new ANSI testing standard will entail, watch the fun explainer video below:
Wondering how the new ANSI cut levels compare to the old ones? We’ve put together this resource to help you. To make it easier for you to narrow down the right level of cut protection for your application, this document also includes an example of what our glove stamps will look like going forward.
Looking for other resources about the new ANSI standards that you can share with your friends and colleagues? We think you’ll like this colourful infographic. It lays out the required grams of cut protection for the 9 new ANSI cut ratings and, for those of you in Europe, the new EN388 cut levels (A to F) in an easy-to-read, shareable format. Click the button below to access it now.