Your hands are your most important tool, yet hand injuries remain some of the most common—and preventable—injuries among jobsites. Thanks to the new ANSI/ISEA 138 (2019) standard, hand injuries will be more preventable than ever before. Discover what the new standard means for hand protection.
This new voluntary standard is known as ANSI/ISEA 138. While not an OSHA-type requirement, this standard will allow glove manufacturers to standardize what they are offering and end-users to begin comparing products on the level they are rated.
ANSI/ISEA 138 is designed to establish minimum performance, classification, and labeling requirements for hand protection products designed to protect the knuckles and fingers from impact forces while performing occupational tasks.
The goal is to evaluate compliant gloves for their ability to disperse impact forces on the knuckles and fingers and then classify them accordingly.