A company has to safeguard it’s employees and Protect them from on-the-job injuries. This Is a difficult task for the safety officers especially with all the sources of false information, myths and misnomers surrounding personal protective equipment (PPE). As you get more into detailed study of a particular PPE in our case cut-resistant gloves the information could certainly exacerbate the issue.
A study of industrial Workplace injuries reveals that arm, Hand and finger injury Statistics are higher than other body parts.
The first chart illustrates, in percentage ters the incidence of injury that occurs to hands and fingers in the workplace- relative to other body parts. The second chart illustrates in percentage terms, the incidence of cut injury to workers in the US for year 2006. It has been noticed hat percentage of cut injuries are more 12.4% out of which 23.2% are hand / wrists area.
Cut resistant Test Methods
“The two globally acceptable performance standards for cut resistance: the European standard EN388, used in Europe, APAC, South America, Mexico and parts of Canada and the US; and the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard, mainly used in North America,” “These different standards are non identical and do not correlate, with a possibility to confuse the implementation of the correctly specified PPE for the job.”
We need to study the differences between these standards, as well as the test methods specified in these standards, in order to comprehend the capabilities and the performance of a ppe against per the specification label.