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Personal Protective Equipment In The U.S.

Figure 4-8: Cumulative Increases in Health Insurance Premiums, Workers' Contributions to Premiums, Inflation, and Workers' Earnings, 1999–2011.

Table 4-10: Employee Compensation Costs Breakdown, Key Industry Sectors (2011)

Threat of Terrorism

Protecting Against CBRN

Style, Customization & Comfort Factors

PPE Misuse Linked to Lack of Comfort

Comfort Matters, but Quality Is Essential

Additional Strategies for Increasing PPE Usage



Chapter 5 Product Distribution and Promotion Trends

Manufacturer Distribution Points: Mostly Intermediary

An Industry with the Personal Touch

Sales Force Structure

Constant Vigilance

Distributors Want Total Solutions

Marketing & Promotion

Internet Will Play Increasingly Greater Role in promoting PPE

Social Media

Mobile Applications

Workplace Safety Blogs

Table 5-1: PPE Related Blogs

Governmental Agencies Promoting PPE

PPE- and Workplace Safety-related organizations

Table 5-2: PPE Industry Organizations and Trade Associations

Trade Shows

Table 5-3: Upcoming Safety Conferences and Expos, 2012-2013

Limited Promotion

Educating Distributors and Consumers

Marketing Safety to the Consumer

Chapter 6

End-User Segments Analysis


PPE in the Workplace

Understanding Demand for PPE in the Workplace

Table 6-1: Top 10 Most Common Injuries at Work

Table 6-2: Injury and Degree of Mitigation through PPE

Table 6-3: Median days away from work, number of incidents, and incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry 2010

Table 6-4: Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected nature of injury, 2010

Table 6-5: Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by major private industry sector and selected case types, 2008-2010

Figure 6-1: Occupational injuries and illnesses: industry data, 2003 – 2010 (thousands) (total private industry)

Figure 6-2: Cases involving days away from work (thousands) (total private industry)

Figure 6-3: Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: sprains, strains and tears, 2003-2010 (thousands) (total private industry)

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