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Published on : May 03, 2016

Accidents at workplace happen knowingly or unknowingly. Some are because of natural calamities while others are because of lack of personal safety precautions. At industries such as construction, manufacturing, oil and mining, and automotive, over the past few years, many accidental cases have been registered. The growing incidence of workplace accidents has assisted the growth of the global demand for personal protective equipment. Going forward, with the increasing pool of people opting to work at various industry verticals, the number of workplace accidents are expected to increase. This is expected to propel the global personal protective equipment market in the years to come. 

Thanks to the availability of varieties of personal protective equipment, workplace can now be safe. The increasing awareness among regulatory authorities and workers to use personal protective equipment is expected to propel the global personal protective equipment market in the next few years. 

Which Personal Protective Equipment are in Demand?

  • The demand for personal protective equipment for head protection, face protection, and fall protection is expected to be the highest in the next few years.  
  • The demand for personal protection equipment for respiratory protection and professional footwear is expected to increase in the near future. 

The increasing working population in the oil and gas industry is expected to benefit the global market for personal protective equipment. Also, regulatory bodies approving the use of various personal protective equipment is expected to contribute towards the growth of the global market for PPE. However, the availability of local, inexpensive personal protective equipment and the automation of production processes are two of the major factors expected to hamper the growth of the global personal protective equipment market in the next few years. 

Leading players in the global personal protective equipment market are striving hard to adopt different regulations set by regulatory authorities. For instance, the rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are stressing on the increasing use of personal protective devices in Saudi Arabia. With many new manufacturers expected to enter the global market, the level of competition is predicted to increase in the next few years.