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Personal Protective Equipment In The U.S.

Style, Customization & Comfort Factors

PPE Misuse Linked to Lack of Comfort

Manufacturer Distribution Points: Mostly Intermediary

Sales Force Structure

Marketing & Promotion

Internet Will Play Increasingly Greater Role in promoting PPE

Social Media

Mobile Applications

Workplace Safety Blogs

Governmental Agencies Promoting PPE

Trade Shows

Table 1-11: Upcoming Safety Conferences and Expos, 2012-2013

PPE in the Workplace

Understanding Demand for PPE in the Workplace

Table 1-12: Top 10 Most Common Injuries at Work

Overview of the Four Key Sectors That Utilize PPE

Natural Resources & Mining Sector

Growth Potential

Figure 1-11: Number of persons employed in coal mining 1985 through 2010

Construction

Employment Trends in the Construction Sector

Table 1-13: Construction Employment 2002 through 2011 (thousands)

Manufacturing

Manufacturing sector trends

Table 1-14: Number of Private Manufacturing Establishments 2001 through 2011

Summary

Chapter 2 Market Definition

Scope

Product Definitions

Body Protection Products

Table 2-1: Body Protection Product Types

Table 2-2: Effectiveness of Protective Materials Against Chemical Degradation

Hand Protection Products

Figure 2-1: Cut and Abrasion Resistant Gloves

Table 2-3: Glove Materials Used for Chemical Protection

Foot Protection Products

Figure 2-2: PPE: Steel-toed Shoes

Head Protection Products

Figure 2-3: Head Protection

Eye and Face Protection Products

Figure 2-4: PPE: Eye Goggles

Ear Protection Products

Figure 2-5: Ear Protection: Earmuffs

Respiratory Protection Products

Figure 2-6: PPE: Respirator

The Regulatory Environment

OSHA

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

Figure 2-7: Growth of Federal and State VPP Sites, 1999-2012

Figure 2-8: Top 15 Industries in the VPP (Federal) as of January 31, 2012

OSHA Inspections

MSHA

NFPA

ANSI

PPE Standards

Hand Protection

Foot Protection

Head Protection

Eye and Face Protection

Ear Protection

Table 2-4: Permissible Noise Levels and Exposure Limits

Body Protection

Respiratory Protection

Employer Duty to Pay

Employer duty to provide PPE and training

Summary

Chapter 3 Category Performance

Market Size and Growth

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