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Global Above The Waist PPE Market size worth over USD 43.30 billion by 2028

  • Published Date: July 18, 2022

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the global Above the Waist PPE Market size is set to surpass USD 43.30 billion by 2028.

Above the waist personal protective equipment is used to protect the body from injuries, infections, and accidental hazards. Protective helmets, goggles, gloves, and respiratory protection are some of the above the waist PPE. This equipment are effective in providing protection against biohazards, physical, electrical, heat and chemical hazards. A strong application performance in pharmaceutical, oil & gas, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and food industries is expected to drive the market share.

Increasing hand and arm injuries predominantly in sectors such as manufacturing, electrical, food and chemical should support business growth

Global above the waist PPE market from hand protection was valued at over USD 17.60 billion in 2028. Hands protection holds a substantial share in this market owing to the large number of operations requiring the use of hands which further increases the chances of injuries and hazards for the hands of the workers. The increasing demand for safety gloves for offering protection against sharp materials, electric cables, toxic chemicals, and metal cuts is expected to upsurge the demand for hand protection gloves.

The availability of variety of gloves materials for combating different types of hazards without compromising with the dexterity needed to perform a specific task should encourage the utilization of hand protection gloves in the industries. The instances of skin burn and irritation when exposed to dangerous and fatal chemicals should favor the demand for hand protection gloves from chemical industries.

Browse key industry insights spread across 300 pages with 307 market data tables and 30 figures & charts from the report, “Global Above The Waist PPE Market Size 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), By Channel (Retail, Industrial MRO),  Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028in detail along with the table of contents:

Rapidly evolving and increasing complexity in manufacturing sector is likely to create more hazardous working condition for the workers

Above the waist PPE market demand from manufacturing end-use is expected to exceed USD 9.60 billion by 2028. Manufacturing sector involves complicated processes, such as grinding, welding, and torch cutting, which may cause injuries to employees, and can even tarnish a company’s market reputation. Thus, to avoid such incidents, PPE is used in high demand to provide complete safety to employees on job sites. Rapid urbanization & safety standards are fueling the demand for safety equipment.

For the protection of hands and head, the welding industry uses fire- or flame-resistant clothing to protect against burns, heat & fires. The continuous exposure to the noise associated with large machinery can lead to problems such as hearing impairments and thus earmuffs and earplugs are used to offer protection against noise. Safety gloves are used to protect against heat, burns, fires, and electric shocks. Moreover, wearing advanced technological PPE helps to reduce accidents in the workplace.

Increase in demand for above the waist PPE from industrial MRO for ensuring timely supply of PPE should drive business growth

Above the waist PPE market demand from industrial MRO channel exceeded USD 22.20 billion in 2021. Industrial MRO includes purchasing products directly from the manufacturing companies in bulk quantities. The procurement of products in order to prevent the interruptions in operations at the facilities should support product demand. Furthermore, sufficient supply of essential materials required for performing the respective jobs in the industries should favor the demand for above the waist PPE from industrial MRO channel.

MRO mainly focuses on cost-friendly aspects of procurement and therefore plays an important role in offering the essential supplies in economical way. Above the waist PPE is one of the major requirements required for conducting hazardous operations in numerous industries. Therefore, its procurement is very important for continuation of the operations without compromising with the safety of the workers.

Supportive regulations for ensuring excellent quality standards for personal protective equipment should accelerate market growth in Europe

Europe Above the waist PPE market is slated to exceed USD 8.95 Billion by 2028 with a CAGR over 6.5%. Europe region should witness healthy growth over the forecast period owing to increased concern towards safety and protection of workers while working under dangerous conditions.

Furthermore, the rapidly growing food industry is likely to stimulate the product demand owing to the immense use of sharp knives and extreme temperature utensils which can lead to deep cuts and burns respectively. Microbiological hazard is also common in this industry which pertains due to contaminated food which further can cause foodborne illness. Thus, the numerous types of threats associated with food industry should foster the product demand.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

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