ANSI/ISEA 105-2016

American National Standard for Performance and Classification for Cut Resistant Gloves

ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 establishes performance levels, testing and classification for gloves designed to provide cut resistance while performing occupational tasks.

This standard, based on the ASTM F2992-15 testing method, uses a Tomodynamometer (TDM-100) machine to measure the amount of weight (grams) necessary for a blade to cut through material. Increasing weights are added to achieve cut-through on the glove material. The blade is replaced after each cut and weight (grams) is added until cut-through is obtained. Multiple tests are conducted and the average is recorded to give the final gram rating (ranging from 200 to 6000 grams). These results are represented by levels A1 to A9, with the greater number being the higher the level of cut resistance.

Tests are verified by an accredited third party laboratory.


For the latest safety standards, classifications, testing criteria and ratings information, please refer to the appropriate governing body or association. Information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. As BDG® cannot control or anticipate the conditions under which a product may be used, each user should review the information in specific context of the planned use. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Bob Dale Gloves and Imports Ltd., and/or its affiliates, employees or representatives will not be responsible for damages of any nature resulting from the use or reliance upon the information contained in this sheet. No express or implied warranties are given other than those implied mandatory by law. BDG® products are not cut and puncture proof. Do not use with moving blades, tools or serrated blades.