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Personal Protective Equipment in the U.S.

  • Executive Summary
    • Scope
    • The Regulatory Environment
      • OSHA
    • OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
    • OSHA Inspections
    • MSHA
    • NFPA
    • ANSI
    • PPE Standards
    • Employer Duty to Pay
    • Methodology
      • Table Historical PPE Sales for the period from 2007 through 2011 (US $ millions)
      • Table Year-to-year sales growth by category 2007 through 2011 (%)
    • Projected sales growth
      • Table Projected year-to-year sales growth for the period 2012 through 2017 (%)
      • Table Projected changes in market share by category for the period 2012 through 2017 (%)
      • Table Projected U.S. shipments of body protection/clothing for the period 2012 through 2017 (US $ million)
    • Economic Factors
      • Table Change in GDP, 2001 - 2011
    • Global Economic Factors
      • Table Historical and forecast global real gross domestic product (percentage change over previous period)
    • Rising Manufacturing Costs
      • Commodity Price Increases
    • Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Trends
      • Table Summary of Private Industry Incident Rates (Source: BLS)
    • Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
      • Table Number of recordable cases, 2008 - 2010.
      • Table Leading event or exposure for selected occupations, all ownerships, 2010
    • Preparing for an Aging Workforce
    • Obesity and PPE
    • Rising Insurance Costs
    • 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 Upcoming Safety Conferences and Expos, 2012-2013
    • PPE in the Workplace
    • Understanding Demand for PPE in the Workplace
      • Table Top 10 Most Common Injuries at Work
    • Overview of the Four Key Sectors That Utilize PPE
    • Natural Resources & Mining Sector
    • Growth Potential
    • Construction
    • Employment Trends in the Construction Sector
      • Table Construction Employment 2002 through 2011 (thousands)
    • Manufacturing
    • Manufacturing sector trends
      • Table Number of Private Manufacturing Establishments 2001 through 2011
    • Summary
  • Market Definition
    • Scope
    • Product Definitions
      • Body Protection Products
        • Table Body Protection Product Types
        • Table Effectiveness of Protective Materials Against Chemical Degradation
      • Hand Protection Products
        • Table Glove Materials Used for Chemical Protection
      • Foot Protection Products
      • Head Protection Products
      • Eye and Face Protection Products
      • Ear Protection Products
      • Respiratory Protection Products
      • The Regulatory Environment
      • OSHA
      • OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
      • OSHA Inspections
    • MSHA
    • NFPA
    • ANSI
    • PPE Standards
    • Hand Protection
    • Foot Protection
    • Head Protection
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Ear Protection
      • Table Permissible Noise Levels and Exposure Limits
    • Body Protection
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Employer Duty to Pay
    • Employer duty to provide PPE and training
    • Summary
  • Category Performance
    • Market Size and Growth
      • Methodology
      • U.S. PPE market exceeded $12 billion in 2011
        • Table U.S. PPE Market Size, 2008 - 2009 (US $ million)
        • Table U.S. Market for Personal Protective Equipment, year-to-year change 2002 through 2011
        • Table Historical PPE Sales for the period from 2007 through 2011 (US $ millions)
        • Table Year-to-year sales growth by category 2007 through 2011 (%)
        • Table Market share for each PPE category from 2007 through 2011
        • Table U.S. Shipments body protection/clothing for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table Percent change in U.S. shipments of body protection/clothing year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table U.S. Shipments hand & foot protection for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table Percent change in U.S. shipments of hand & foot protection year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table U.S. Shipments head & face protection for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table Percent change in U.S. shipments of head & face protection year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table U.S Shipments respiratory protection for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
        • Table Percent change in U.S. shipments of respiratory protection year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011
        • Table Projected year-to-year sales growth for the period 2012 through 2022 (%)
        • Table Projected sales growth in dollar volume by category for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
        • Table Projected year-to-year sales growth by category for the period 2012 through 2022 (%)
        • Table Projected changes in market share by category for the period 2012 through 2022 (%)
        • Table Projected U.S. shipments of body protection/clothing for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
        • Table Projected U.S. shipments of hand & foot protection for the period 2012 through 2022
        • Table Project U.S. shipments of head & face protection for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
        • Table Projected U.S shipments of respiratory protection for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
  • Trends
    • Economic Factors
      • Table Change in GDP, 2001 - 2011
    • Global Economic Factors
      • Table Historical and forecast global real gross domestic product (percentage change over previous period)
    • Rising Manufacturing Costs
      • Commodity Price Increases
    • Producer Price Index
      • Table 2002 through 2011 Historical Produce Price Index-Commodities 1-month percent change)
    • Labor Costs
    • Employment Trends in Key PPE Markets
      • Table Total Employment by Selected Occupation Sectors 2010 and Projected Employment in 020 (in thousands)
    • Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Trends
      • Table Summary of Private Industry Incident Rates (Source: BLS)
    • Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
      • Table Number of recordable cases, 2008 - 2010
      • Table Leading event or exposure for selected occupations, all ownerships, 2010
      • Table Selected part of body median days away from work
      • Table 2010 Percent of total MSDs
    • OSHA Accuracy in Question
    • Reduced Injury Rates Can Lead to Greater Opportunities
    • An aging workforce
    • Preparing for an Aging Workforce
    • Accommodations for Aging Workforce
    • Health & Obesity Concerns
    • The Cost of Being Overweight
    • Obesity and PPE
    • Rising Insurance Costs
      • Table 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
    • Ergonomics
    • Nanotechnology
  • 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 PPE Related Blogs
    • Governmental Agencies Promoting PPE
    • PPE- and Workplace Safety-related organizations
      • Table PPE Industry Organizations and Trade Associations
    • Trade Shows
      • Table Upcoming Safety Conferences and Expos, 2012-2013
    • Limited Promotion
    • Educating Distributors and Consumers
    • Marketing Safety to the Consumer
  • End-User Segments Analysis
    • Overview
    • PPE in the Workplace
    • Understanding Demand for PPE in the Workplace
      • Table Top 10 Most Common Injuries at Work
      • Table Injury and Degree of Mitigation through PPE
      • Table Median days away from work, number of incidents, and incidence rate for nonfatal ccupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry 2010
      • Table Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away rom work by selected nature of injury, 2010
      • Table Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by major private ndustry sector and selected case types, 2008-2010
    • Overview of the Four Key Sectors
      • Natural Resources & Mining Sector
    • Growth Potential
      • A Closer Look at Mining
        • Table 2006 through 2011 Coal Mining Fatalities
        • Table 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 Top 20 Mining Violations, 2011
    • Construction
      • 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
      • Construction Industry Growth Outlook
        • Table U.S. Total Construction Spending (US $ billion)
    • Manufacturing
      • Manufacturing sector trends
    • Key Industries Within the Manufacturing Supersector
      • Automotive
      • Diverse Working Conditions, Diverse PPE Needs
        • Table Protective Service Occupations
    • Protective Service Occupations
    • Correctional officers
      • Work environment
      • Employment
      • Key PPE equipment
    • Firefighters
      • Work environment
        • Table Total number of on-scene fire and non-fire firefighter injuries and deaths, 2001-2010
      • Employment
      • Key PPE equipment
    • Police and detectives
      • Work environment
      • Employment
      • Key PPE
    • Security guards and gaming surveillance officers
      • Work environment
      • Employment
      • Key PPE
  • Company Profiles
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table PPE Industry, Profiled Companies
    • 3M
      • Corporate Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table 3M Product and Brand Portfolio for Personal Protective Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Consolidated Statement of Income, 3M company and Subsidiaries
      • Year 2012 Results
      • Year 2011 Results
      • Year 2010 Results
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Infection Control
        • Table AlphaProTech Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Ansell Product Portfolio
      • Company news
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Avon Protection Systems Inc
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Avon Protection Product Portfolio
      • Company News
        • Table Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the Year Ended September 30, 2010
      • Acquisitions and Divestitures
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Draeger Safety, Inc.
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brands Portfolio
        • Table Draeger Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Financial Performance for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2010 and 2011.
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • E.D. Bullard Company
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Bullard Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Gateway Safety Inc
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Gateway Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel changes
    • Honeywell
      • Company Background
        • Table Honeywell Business Units with Descriptions
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Honeywell Product and Brand Portfolio for Personal Protective Equipment
      • Performance
        • Table Financial Performance
        • Table Comparative Financial Performance
      • 2011 compared with 2010
      • 2010 compared with 2009
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Kimberly-Clark Corp./ Professional Safety Division
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Kimberly-Clark Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Kimberly-Clark Financial Performance, 2009 - 2011
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Lakeland Industries, Inc.
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Lakeland Industries Product and Brand Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Financial Performance (years ended January 31)
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Louis M Gerson Co Inc
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brands Portfolio
        • Table Gerson Product Portfolio, PPE
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • MCR Safety
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table MCR Safety Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Mine Safety Appliances Company / Safety Products Division
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Mine Safety Products and Brands
      • Company Performance
        • Table Mine Safety Financial Data, 2009-2011 (year ended December 31)
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Moldex-Metric, Inc.
      • Company Background
      • Product Portfolio
        • Table Moldex-Metric Product and Brands Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Point Blank Solutions, Inc.
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Point Blank Enterprises Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Saf -T-Gard International
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table SAF-T-GARD Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Scott Health & Safety
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brands Portfolio
        • Table Scott Safety Product Portfolio, Respiratory Protection
      • Performance
        • Table Scott Safety Financial Performance, 2009 - 2011
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
    • Wells Lamont Industry Group
      • Company Background
      • Product and Brand Portfolio
        • Table Wells Lamont Product Portfolia
      • Performance
      • Company News
      • Innovation
      • Outlook
      • Personnel Changes
      • Summary

SBI estimates the U.S. market for personal protective equipment (PPE) will 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 Personal Protective Equipment sector is comprised of a group of products that are designed to protect users from occupational hazards, injuries and illnesses. Categories covered include:

  • Body Protection and Protective Clothing
  • Hand and Foot Protection
  • Head and Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
The report provides data on shipments, imports and exports for the personal protective equipment market and the four categories within the market. In most cases, historical data are provided for a 10-year period back to 2002. The report also identifies key economic and market trends affecting the industry and profiles key manufacturers, highlighting their strengths, performance, product portfolios and significant recent events. Also included are marketing, distribution and retail overview, outlining aspects of getting the products to market, and an end-user segment analysis.

Report data were gathered from:

  • Shipment statistics for personal protective equipment —reports published by the U.S. Census Bureau, including the Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM) and the U.S. Economic Census
  • Import and export data —the Commerce Department’s USA Trade Online website
  • Revenues for manufacturers —company reports and SEC filings
  • End-User data —sources include The Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association.
What You’ll Get in this Report

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. The report addresses the following:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market valuation growth)
  • Definition of the PPE market
  • Category analyses
  • End Users by major sector
  • Marketing Trends
  • Factors impacting market growth
  • Workplace injury, illness and fatality statistics and trends
  • Industry trends and opportunities
  • Profiles of leading companies involved in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of PPE in the United States
Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report

If your company is already competing in the personal protective equipment industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market, as well as projected market demand and trends through 2022.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotions plans.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the personal protective equipment industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


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