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U.S. PPE Market to Top USD 13 billion in 2012, According to SBI

28 Aug 2012 • by Natalie Aster

The U.S. market for personal protective equipment (PPE) is estimated to top $13 billion in 2012. As the economy begins to heat up, U.S. PPE sales should exceed $14.1 billion in 2013, which represents an 8.2 percent increase over the 2012 figure. The strengthening global economy should increase the growth rate in 2015 with PPE sales in the U.S. anticipated to hit $16.7 billion.

The demand for PPE varies according factors such as working environment, job duties and responsibilities and the risk of injury or fatality. Of course not all workplace injuries can be reduced by the use of PPE. Certain types of incidents such as workplace violence, vehicular accidents, reaction injuries and others can in general only be reduced through policies, procedures, education and training. As such, demand for PPE is driven by efforts to reduce or eliminate incidents that are preventable through the use external devices or gear.

SBI’s research report “Personal Protective Equipment in the U.S.” shows that for 2010, U.S. private industry employers reported nearly 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, which is down from 3.6 cases reported in 2009. This decline is consistent with the downward trend that has been evident since 2002.

Report Details:

Personal Protective Equipment in the U.S.
Published: July, 2012
Pages: 269
Price: US$ 3.960,00

Personal protective equipment in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that personal protective equipment in the U.S. offers.

Categories covered include:

  • body protection and protective clothing; 
  • hand and foot protection; 
  • head and face protection; 
  • respiratory protection.

More information can be found in the report “Personal Protective Equipment in the U.S.” by SBI.

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