ANSI/ISEA 105 Abrasion testing identifies the performance characteristics of hand and arm protection products against abrasive contact. The testing standards measure how quickly a hole is formed, in PPE products such as gloves and sleeves, after repetitive contact with abrasive material. Another important aspect of this testing is that it provides a way of measuring the length of wear or how long a glove will last before it wears out. An ANSI Abrasion Performance Level of 6 indicates that a glove would potentially last twice as long as an ANSI Abrasion Level 5 glove. The result is classified on levels 0-6.
Common industries that may utilize the ANSI/ISEA 105 Abrasion levels are listed below. Keep in mind that these are not a complete list, but only examples of gloves and sleeves that may work for these applications. You should speak to a safety professional before purchasing PPE to identify appropriate hand and arm protection for the job.
|Level 1||Inspection, Painting, Food Processing|
|Level 2||Electronic Assembly, Pharmaceutical Use|
|Level 3||General Assembly, Small Parts Assembly, Automotive|
|Level 4||Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, Construction|
|Level 5||Landscaping, Brick, Stone Work, Warehouse, Mechanics|
|Level 6||Oil and Gas, Heavy Equipment, Mining|