The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for setting industrial guidelines for safety and health of industrial workers. One of the areas it covers includes establishing requirements for personal protective equipment. The guideline is as follows:
Hand Protection (OSHA 29 C.F.R. 1910.138)
"Appropriate hand protection must be worn when hands are exposed to hazards such as skin absorption of harmful substances, severe cuts, lacerations or abrasions, punctures, chemical or thermal burns and harmful temperature extremes. Employers must base selection of hand protection on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of hand protection in relation to the tasks performed, duration of use and hazards present."
For more information visit OSHA at www.OSHA.gov
Cut Protection Test Data