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Industrial Head Protection Market - By Material (ABS, HDPE, Polycarbonate, FRP, Polystyrene, Polypropylene), By Product (Safety Helmets & Hard Hats, Bump Caps), By Application (Construction, Mining, Food, Chemicals, Transportation), & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI1963
  • Published Date: Dec 2022
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Industrial Head Protection Market Size

Industrial Head Protection Market was worth more than USD 3 billion in 2022 and is expected to record a 4.5% CAGR over the forecast years 2023-2032. Global personal protective equipment (PPE) market is expected to surpass USD 110 billion by 2032 due to growing safety and security compliances at the workplace.

Industrial Head Protection Market

Rapid industrialization and rising incidences of fatal workplace injuries, particularly in developed countries will impact the market outlook. Workplace security and employee safety are crucial aspects of industrial operations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 4,670 fatal work injuries and 217 deaths caused by workers being hit by falling objects were reported in the U.S. in 2020. Employee injuries are also a key contributor to overall enterprise spending. Even a mild head injury such as a concussion can cost a company more than USD 100,000. While moderate injuries account for expenses up to USD 941,000, severe trauma cases can cost up to USD 3 million.

A surge in initiatives and awareness programs regarding workplace safety concerns and potential ways to prevent injuries will complement the industry trends. For instance, in August 2022, the Manitoba government launched a 5-year review of the workplace safety & health act involving 3 regulations to reinforce workplace safety. However, growing concerns associated with raw material costs on account of widespread applications in the construction, agriculture, packaging, and electronics sectors could hamper pricing trends in the industrial head protection industry.

Industrial Head Protection Market Analysis

Industrial Head Protection Market Revenue, By ABS Material

Industrial head protection market from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material segment was valued at more than USD 1 billion in 2022. Performance recovery in construction, food, chemical, mining, and other manufacturing sectors in the post-pandemic era offers lucrative business prospects for the rapid adoption of head gears made from ABS. The raw material offers a spectrum of benefits such as high impact and abrasion resistance, mechanical strength, insulation, strong weldability, and superior moisture resistance. Protective headwear made using ABS also features robust dimensional stability along with exceptional electrical properties.

Global Industrial Head Protection Market Share,  By Product

In terms of revenue, industrial head protection market share from safety helmets & hard hats is estimated to reach over USD 4.5 billion by the end of 2032. There is growing workplace safety requirements across electricity and construction workers due to the high risk of injuries to the head from accidental contact with heavy and sharp objects. Several end-users are working towards strengthening their workforce with modern and more effective safety products.

For instance, in May 2022, Mortenson, a U.S.-based construction company, announced plans to switch hard hats with safety helmets starting this year, emphasizing on worker safety. Similar initiatives have been undertaken to offer the workforce with state-of-the-art safety helmets featuring chin straps that ensure front, side, and rear protection.

Industrial head protection market size from pharmaceutical applications is anticipated to exhibit a 4% CAGR between 2023-2032. Workers employed at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are exposed to a range of physical, chemical, and biological hazards. Frequent contact with toxic fumes, chemicals, hazardous agents, and flammable materials increases the need for proper personal protective equipment (PPE) including headgear and helmets.

Rising prevalence of diseases, robust geriatric population, lack of nutrition, and sedentary lifestyles are some of the key contributors to the surging output across the pharmaceutical sector. Over the last decade, the demand for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, general ethical therapeutics, and proprietary ethical products has seen tremendous growth, encouraging pharma giants to ramp up production.

North America Industrial Head Protection Market Size

North America industrial head protection market value is expected to surpass USD 1.6 billion by 2032. The region is emerging as a hub with a large footprint of oil & gas, mining, and automotive businesses. The U.S. and Canada have deployed very stringent laws pertaining to occupational safety. For instance, in September 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Severe Violator Enforcement Program rolled out by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The initiative aims to strengthen enforcement and improve compliance to ensure worker safety in the U.S.

Industrial Head Protection Market Share

Some of the leading companies in the global industrial head protection market include :

  • 3M Company
  • MSA Safety
  • Dupont
  • Mallcom
  • Gateway Safety
  • Honeywell International
  • UVEX Safety
  • Radians

These companies are launching innovative products to achieve competitive advantage. For instance, in March 2022, Radians unveiled the Titanium climbing-style helmet designed to protect employees from head injuries in case of falls and from objects falling from a height.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the industrial head protection industry with a notable drop in product demand. The Pandemic forayed in with significant social and economic losses with massive disruptions to the supply chain. Due to rapid spread of infections, several governments imposed strict lockdown restrictions, resulting in the shutdown of a large number of manufacturing and industrial plants.

To curb transmission and prevent infection, governments imposed social distancing norms allowing manufacturers, warehouses, and other businesses to work in a limited capacity. Additionally, multiple infrastructure projects and construction activities worldwide were either ceased temporarily or shut down completely, which led to a drop in the need for industrial head protection products.

The Industrial Head Protection market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million Units and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Raw Material

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • High density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP)
  • Polystyrene
  • Polypropylene

By Product

  • Safety helmet & hard hats
  • Bump caps

By Application

  • Construction
  • Oil & gas
  • Mining
  • Food
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Transportation
  • Others

The above information is provided on a region basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for industrial head protection was worth more than USD 3 billion in 2022 and is expected to record a 4.5% CAGR from 2023-2032.

Industrial head protection industry share from safety helmets and hard hats will be over USD 4.5 billion by 2032, with transmission & distribution and construction workers exposed to the risk of injuries from accidental contact with heavy and sharp objects.

North America market for industrial head protection is expected to surpass USD 1.6 billion by 2032 driven by the deployment of stringent occupational safety laws.

3M Company, MSA Safety, Dupont, Mallcom, Gateway Safety, Honeywell International, UVEX Safety, Radians are some of the major companies in the industrial head protection industry.

Industrial Head Protection Market Scope

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