There are characterized by the slipping motion of a very sharp edge. The food-handling industry is exposed to this type of hazard on a frequent basis. As well as any industry that uses sharp knives or box cutters in its daily operations.
These are very common in many industries. A prime example of an abrasive cut is the constant rubbing action of a glove when handling parts with a sharp or jagged edge i.e. sheet-metal stamping or plastic parts.
These are not as frequently occurring in the workplace as abrasive and slicing cuts, but can happen with a far greater force. An example of this type of cutting accident is being struck by a falling piece of glass or sheet metal. One a smaller scale, impact cuts can happen in the thumb crotch during the normal course of handling sheet-metal or other sharp-edged material. Look for our ATLAS ReGrip® for hand protection with a reinforced thumb-crotch area.
This standard used the CPPT machine to measure cut resistance of fabric. This was the first Standardized test method used to measure the load in grams that a textile material could withstand. Cut length in material is 25mm (approx. 1 inch). Uses a 4 inch blade that is only in contact with the material one time.
Updated version of the “97” test method. The cut length in the fabric was reduced to 20mm (approx. 3/4 inch). Also uses a 4” blade that only contacts the material one time.
Used in the European Community Community. A series of tests to measure mechanical performance. Measures Abrasion, Cut, Tear, and Puncture. Remember ACTP!
This is a Coup Text machine. Much smaller and has a circular blade that spins and is pulled across the fabric under a constant weight of 500 grams. The number of cycles are recorded to cut the fabric.
This is the standard that assigns “levels” according to the gram weight from ASTM Testing and utilizes BOTH 1790-07 AND 1790-05.
Most commonly referred to standard for ANSI Cut Level.