A guide to cut protection

Monday, 16 September, 2013


Health and safety managers need to know about the rating systems used to classify hand safety PPE and which organisations are responsible for setting the standards. This knowledge will assist when determining the protective equipment needed for the working environment and will help managers reduce the number of workplace injuries. This is especially important in industries such as automotive assembly where wounds to the hand represent 14% of all workers compensation claims.

Most of the Australian and New Zealand occupational glove standards are identical to the European (EN) standards for safety gloves; however, there are instances where the EN standard has been revised but the ANZ version hasn't.

This white paper reviews the main areas to consider when purchasing safety gloves and reviews the Cut Level 5 glove.


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