The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) current standard for displaying the rating of hand protection against cut risks is ASTM F2992-15.
ASTM F2992-15 is the standard used to obtain gram results, the ANSI/ISEA 105-2023 standard then interprets what classification level those results will report as. These two standards streamline the process, ensuring predictability and consistency across the hand protection industry.
|ANSI Cut Level||HAZARDS|
|Level A1||Assembly, Warehouse, Material Handling|
|Level A2||Automotive, Packaging, Metal Handling|
|Level A3||Construction, Automotive Assembly|
|Level A4||Glass Handling, HVAC, Machining, Metal Fabrication|
|Level A5||Appliance Manufacturing, Glass Handling, HVAC|
|Level A6||Metal Stamping and Fabrication, Electrical, Construction|
|Level A7||Aerospace, Window Manufacturing, Recycling|
|Level A8||Very high cut risks, Aerospace, Recycling|
|Level A9||Highest cut risks|
In 1997 the first cut resistant standard, ASTM F1790, is introduced for hand protection. It used a CPPT machine. The standard is revised in 2005, using a TDM-100 machine approved to use in addition to CPPT machine. The standard is revised again in 2014, due to consistency issues between test results. In 2016, the newest standard, ASTM F2992-15, is adopted by ANSI/ISEA that only uses the TDM-100 machine