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ANSI/ISEA 138-2019

This standard addresses the classification and testing of hand protection for specific performance properties related to impact resistance.


Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a number.

a) 1 to 3 - Resistance to Impact. Classification level for impact resistance (ANSI/ISEA 139-2019) is based on the lowest performance level recorded.

The scale goes from 1-3, level 1 being applicable for people encountering less-probable impact, while level 3 is applicable for people encountering more impact in their workplace.

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