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PPE for Women—Outlook and Trends

  • April 2015
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 63 pages

Gender Differentiation of PPE Drives Product Innovation in PPE Industry

The increasing labor force participation of women across industries is increasing the importance of safeguarding women employees in workplaces with optimal protection. Customized PPE for women is an emerging trend in the PPE industry, especially in developed economies. This market insight analyzes the current state and the future prospects of PPE for women. The hazards of the diverse ill-fitting PPE and the need for customized PPE for women in the market are discussed and an overview of the products available is provided.

Key Findings

-Increasing labor force participation of women across industries is increasing the importance of safeguarding women employees in workplaces, by ensuring optimal protection.
-Customization in size and fit, material and design, fashion/style, and accommodation of special needs are the key differentiation demands of the market for women.
-Emerging specialist distributors focusing on catering to the unique personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of women, thereby increasing market accessibility of these products.
-Protective clothing, protective footwear, and above-the-neck protection are the key products that need differentiated PPE for women.
-Customized PPE for women is yet to attain its true market potential in the PPE industry and the market requires efforts from manufacturers, distributors, and end users to reach the potential.

Table Of Contents

PPE for Women—Outlook and Trends
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Key Findings

2. FEMALE WORKFORCE IN INDUSTRIES—OVERVIEW

Female Workforce in Industries—Overview
Female Workforce in Different Regions of the World
Global Employment Split by Sector and Sex
Female Workforce—A Minority in Industrial Sector

3. HAZARDS OF ILL-FITTING PPE

Hazards of Ill-Fitting PPE
Head Protection
Eye and Face Protection
Hearing Protection
Respiratory Protection
Protective Gloves
Protective Clothing
Protective Footwear
Fall Protection

4. PPE FOR WOMEN—DEMAND SIDE OVERVIEW

PPE for Women—Demand Side Overview
Need for Personalized PPE for Women
Customization in Size and Fit for Women
Material and Design Considerations for Women
Accommodate Special Needs for Women
Differences in Style/Fashion Specifications for Women
Need for Specialized PPE for Women by PPE Type—Dashboard Summary
Factors Influencing Adoption of Specialized PPE for Women—A Demand Side Analysis
Positive Factors Influencing Adoption of Specialized PPE for Women
Negative Factors Affecting Adoption of Specialized PPE for Women

5. PPE FOR WOMEN—SUPPLY SIDE OVERVIEW

PPE for Women—Supply Side Overview
Incentives and Challenges for Manufacturers in Customizing PPE for Women—A Supply Side Analysis
Incentives for Manufacturers in Customizing PPE for Women
Challenges for Manufacturers in Customizing PPE for Women
Key Considerations for Launching of Successful PPE for Women
PPE for Women—Some Product Offerings

6. SCOPE OF PPE DIFFERENTIATION FOR WOMEN BY END-USER INDUSTRY

Scope of PPE Differentiation for Women by End-user Industry
Factors Determining End-user Targets for PPE for Women
Safety Consciousness of Industries—A Comparison
Distribution of Female/Male Employment Across Select Industries
Degree of Usage

7. SCOPE OF PPE DIFFERENTIATION FOR WOMEN BY REGION

Scope of PPE Differentiation for Women by Region
PPE Differentiation for Women—Developed vs. Developing Economies

8. CONCLUSION

Conclusion
PPE for Women—Market Need vs. Product Availability
The PPE Industry Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Women
Factors Determining the Future of PPE for Women
Construction Regulations to Specify fit of PPE—A Positive Outlook for Future
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