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Personal Protective Equipment In The U.S.

Figure 6-4: Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: back, including spine, spinal cord (thousands), 2003-2010 (total private industry)

Figure 6-5: Nonfatal cases involving falls, 2003-2012 (thousands) (total private industry)

Overview of the Four Key Sectors

Natural Resources & Mining Sector

Growth Potential

Figure 6-6: Number of persons employed in coal mining 1985 through 2010 (thousands)

Figure 6-7: Natural Resources & Mining Employment (thousands), 2002 through 2012

Figure 6-8: Number of Establishments in the Natural Resources & Mining Supersector (thousands), 2001 to 2010

A Closer Look at Mining

Table 6-6: 2006 through 2011 Coal Mining Fatalities

Table 6-7: Natural Resources & Mining Fatalities and Rate of Injury and Illnesses 2007 through 2010

Mining Conditions

Mining Regulatory Environment

Respiratory Protection

Rubber Gloves

Protective Footwear

Eye Protection

Noise Protection

PPE for Hazards and Irritants

Top ten mining violations

Table 6-8: Top 20 Mining Violations, 2011


OSHA Regulations in the Construction Sector

Most frequent violations

Essential PPE Needed to Meet Construction Sector Working Conditions

Alliance Program Construction Roundtable

Employment Trends in the Construction Sector

Figure 6-9: Construction Employment 2002 through 2011 (thousands)

Construction Industry Growth Outlook

Table 6-9: U.S. Total Construction Spending (US $ billion)


Manufacturing sector trends

Figure 6-10: Manufacturing Employment 2002 through 2011

Figure 6-11: Number of Private Manufacturing Establishments 2001 through 2011

Figure 6-12: Manufacturing Sector Gross Job Gains (in thousands) 2001 through 2011

Key Industries Within the Manufacturing Supersector


Figure 6-13: Motor Vehicle Assemblies January 2007 through January 2012 (SAAR, mil. Units)

Diverse Working Conditions, Diverse PPE Needs

Table 6-10: Protective Service Occupations

Protective Service Occupations

Correctional officers

Work environment


Key PPE equipment


Work environment

Table 6-11: Total number of on-scene fire and non-fire firefighter injuries and deaths, 2001-2010


Key PPE equipment

Police and detectives

Work environment


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