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Above The Waist PPE Market - By Product (Head Protection, Hearing Protection, Respiratory Protection, Hand Protection), End-Use (Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Mining), By Channel & Forecast, 2022-2028

  • Report ID: GMI5290
  • Published Date: Jul 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Above The Waist PPE Market Size

Above the Waist PPE Market size exceeded USD 27.65 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5% between 2022 and 2028 owing to an increasing awareness towards workers safety at workplace among companies coupled with rising government initiatives.

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Above the waist PPE is worn to minimize the exposure to hazards causing serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These illnesses and injuries may result from contact with radiological, chemical, physical, mechanical, electrical, or other workplace hazards. PPE includes safety glasses, safety shoes or footwear, earplugs or muffs, safety helmets, hard hats, protective clothing, respirators, or coveralls, vests & full bodysuits. It is widely used in various industries including construction, chemical, mining, transportation, food, and healthcare.

Above the waist PPE are used to provide protection for head, hands, eye, face, hearing, and respiration to the workers. It is useful in limiting the exposure of workers to the hazards and fatalities at the workplace, thus in turn minimizes the instances of accidents and injuries. Furthermore, inclination of employers towards providing safe place for the workers to work should escalate the demand of the product.

The chances and frequency of workplace hazards is increasing in various types of industries such as construction, manufacturing and oil & gas owing to increasing use of complex machineries which requires human intervention on large scale, in turn poising threat of physical injuries to the workers, thus the increasing workplace complications should propel the above the waist PPE market share.

Above The Waist PPE Market Analysis

above the waist ppe market by head protection

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Head protection product segment surpassed USD.1.60 billion in 2021 and is estimated to reach a value of USD 2.5 billion by 2028. Head protection equipment includes bump caps, safety helmets, and hard caps that are made from durable, heat-resistant & chemically inert polystyrene, ABS, polyethylene, and polycarbonate. Government initiatives, such as PPE programs, and promote industrial safety, is expected to positively influence the above the waist PPE market revenue.

The increasing innovation for hard caps offers improved worker safety. Their performance applications in sectors such as oil & gas, construction, transportation, and mining, among others should boost product demand. Rapid industrialization along with the increasing safety concerns in industrial environments should drive the above the waist PPE market. The falling of heavy materials at work sites is very common and can further lead to major accidents, thus proper head protection is very necessary while working with massive machines or equipment.

above the waist ppe market from construction industry

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Construction industry is anticipated to surpass USD 8.80 billion by 2028. The increasing investments in the projects related to infrastructure and construction should create huge scope for the global market. The high mortality rate owing to accidents from falling off heavy construction materials such as bricks and tools should accelerate the need and demand for protective equipment to safeguard worker’s well-being. With the increasing urbanization and propelling commercial and residential buildings developments, the market size of above the waist PPE is likely to gain healthy pace.

The huge penetration of electricity related activities in construction industry can pose threats in forms of shocks, fire and arc flash. For preventing such accidents, the utilization of personal protective equipment such as insulating rubber gloves is likely to increase. Moreover, the movement of machines and heavy materials at the construction site can lead to numerous minor injuries which should further foster the above the waist PPE market.

above the waist ppe market from retail channel

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Retail channel segment surpassed USD 5.45 billion in 2021 and expected to grow with a CAGR over 6% through 2028. The retail channel includes selling the product directly to the customers. This channel includes purchasing the products from the distributors, stockists, and suppliers in bulk quantity and further making them available in small quantities to the end customers. Along with offline shops, the growing online business activities is likely to encourage manufacturing companies to tie up with online retail platforms for reinforcing their online presence.

The increasing trends towards online purchasing should encourage retailers to offer their products through online mode. Business development activities such as partnerships and collaboration with the distributors and retails should propel the market for above the waist PPE in the foreseeable timeframe.

above the waist ppe market by region


North America above the waist PPE market is poised to surpass USD 18.40 billion by 2028 owing to the growing incidents of worker injuries due to the inhalation of toxic gases & vapours, dust or fumes, and direct contact of hazardous chemicals with skin. The rising number of chemical manufacturing plants in the region should positively influence market penetration. The increasing inclination of government towards drafting policies in regard with employee’s safety at workplace should stimulate the product demand for in the region.

The large penalties in case of non-compliance with the decided standards regarding personal protective equipment should make employers to provide good quality protection equipment to the workers for ensuring maximum safety. Also, to cut down on the compensation cost associated with the fatal accidents taking place at workplace, the employers should offer their workers with the personal protective equipment in an attempt to diminish the threat of hazards. Besides, the rising manufacturing industry in Canada should favor the growth of above the waist PPE market.

Above The Waist PPE Market Share

The above the waist PPE industry is competitive and includes various companies such

  • Safety Products, Inc.
  • 3M
  • Drager
  • Radians
  • SureWerx USA, Inc
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Hellberg Safety
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • MSA Company
  • Protective Industrial Products
  • ERB Industries, Inc

Companies are primarily adopting business strategy such as merger, expanding production capacity and launching new product for growing their business.

In January 2022, Kimberly-Clark made new nitrile gloves for research and production facilities, life sciences, and non-sterile drug manufacturing applications. The strategic initiative was to enhance the company’s product offerings.

Global above the waist PPE market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:

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By Product

  •  Head protection
    •  Safety Helmets and Hard Hats
      • Class A
      • Class B
      • Class C
    •  Bump Caps
  • Eye & Face Protection
    •  Safety spectacles
    •  Goggles
    •  Welding shields
    •  Laser safety goggle
    •  Face shields
  •  Hearing Protection
    •  Single-use earplugs
    •  Pre-formed or molded earplugs
    • Earmuffs
  •  Respiratory protection
    • SCBA-Fire Service
    • SCBA-Industrial
    •  APR-Disposal
    •  Emergency Escape Devices
  • Hand Protection

By End-use

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation
  • Mining
  • Others

By Channel

  • Retail
  • Industrial MRO

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global above the waist PPE market is slated to surpass USD 43.30 billion by 2028 and is estimated to record more than 6.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2028.

Global above the waist PPE industry share from the head protection product segment is predicted to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2028 due to several initiatives introduced by governments to promote industrial safety.

Global above the waist PPE market value from the construction sector will exceed USD 8.8 billion by 2028 due to the increasing investments in infrastructure and construction projects.

Drager, 3M, Safety Products, Inc., Radians, Honeywell International, Inc., and SureWerx USA, Inc., among many others, are the top market players.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 337
  • Countries covered: 22
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