Personal Protective Equipment Market Grows with Demand for Female Gear Options

By Saloni Walimbe, EHS Today

Workplace hazards from contact with mechanical, physical, chemical, electrical or radiological components can lead to significant injuries. In fact, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), nearly 2.3 million workers worldwide, succumb to workplace accidents annually, amounting to nearly 6000 deaths per day.

Companies are taking stock of the increasing demand for protective equipment and taking steps to cater to worker safety requirements. For instance, construction firm Skanska USA has recently revealed plans to provide safety gear designed especially for female workers. This move is characterized by the growing number of female workers in the construction industry, and lack of properly fitting female-oriented safety equipment.

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