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Published Jul 12, 2012 | Pub ID: SB3957799

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.
Chapter 1
Executive Summary
Scope
The Regulatory Environment
OSHA
OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
Figure 1-1: Top 15 Industries in the VPP (Federal) as of January 31, 2012
OSHA Inspections
MSHA
NFPA
ANSI
PPE Standards
Employer Duty to Pay
Methodology
Figure 1-2: U.S. Market for Personal Protective Equipment, 2002 through 2011 (in US $ million)
Historical sales by product category
Table 1-1: Historical PPE Sales for the period from 2007 through 2011 (US $ millions)
Table 1-2: Year-to-year sales growth by category 2007 through 2011 (%)
Projected sales growth
Figure 1-3: Projected U.S. PPE sales growth from 2012 through 2017 (US $ million)
Table 1-3: Projected year-to-year sales growth for the period 2012 through 2017 (%)
Table 1-4: Projected changes in market share by category for the period 2012 through 2017 (%)
Table 1-5: Projected U.S. shipments of body protection/clothing for the period 2012 through 2017 (US $ million)
Economic Factors
Table 1-6: Change in GDP, 2001 - 2011
Global Economic Factors
Table 1-7: Historical and forecast global real gross domestic product (percentage change over previous period)
Rising Manufacturing Costs
Commodity Price Increases
Figure 1-4: 13-month percentage changes in coarse wool prices
Figure 1-5: 13-month percentage changes in fine wool prices
Figure 1-6: 3-month percentage changes in cotton prices
Figure 1-7: 13-month percentage changes in leather hide prices
Figure 1-8: 13-Month Percentage Changes in Plastic Prices
Figure 1-9: 13-Month Percentage Changes in Rubber Prices
Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Trends
Table 1-8: Summary of Private Industry Incident Rates (Source: BLS)
Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
Table 1-9: Number of recordable cases, 2008 – 2010.
Table 1-10: Leading event or exposure for selected occupations, all ownerships, 2010
Preparing for an Aging Workforce
Obesity and PPE
Rising Insurance Costs
Figure 1-10: Average Annual Increase in Family Health Insurance Premiums Compared to Other Indicators, 2000 – 2011.
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 1-11: Upcoming Safety Conferences and Expos, 2012-2013
PPE in the Workplace
Understanding Demand for PPE in the Workplace
Table 1-12: Top 10 Most Common Injuries at Work
Overview of the Four Key Sectors That Utilize PPE
Natural Resources & Mining Sector
Growth Potential
Figure 1-11: Number of persons employed in coal mining 1985 through 2010
Construction
Employment Trends in the Construction Sector
Table 1-13: Construction Employment 2002 through 2011 (thousands)
Manufacturing
Manufacturing sector trends
Table 1-14: Number of Private Manufacturing Establishments 2001 through 2011
Summary


Chapter 2 Market Definition
Scope
Product Definitions
Body Protection Products
Table 2-1: Body Protection Product Types
Table 2-2: Effectiveness of Protective Materials Against Chemical Degradation
Hand Protection Products
Figure 2-1: Cut and Abrasion Resistant Gloves
Table 2-3: Glove Materials Used for Chemical Protection
Foot Protection Products
Figure 2-2: PPE: Steel-toed Shoes
Head Protection Products
Figure 2-3: Head Protection
Eye and Face Protection Products
Figure 2-4: PPE: Eye Goggles
Ear Protection Products
Figure 2-5: Ear Protection: Earmuffs
Respiratory Protection Products
Figure 2-6: PPE: Respirator
The Regulatory Environment
OSHA
OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
Figure 2-7: Growth of Federal and State VPP Sites, 1999-2012
Figure 2-8: Top 15 Industries in the VPP (Federal) as of January 31, 2012
OSHA Inspections
MSHA
NFPA
ANSI
PPE Standards
Hand Protection
Foot Protection
Head Protection
Eye and Face Protection
Ear Protection
Table 2-4: Permissible Noise Levels and Exposure Limits
Body Protection
Respiratory Protection
Employer Duty to Pay
Employer duty to provide PPE and training
Summary


Chapter 3 Category Performance
Market Size and Growth
Methodology
U.S. PPE market exceeded $12 billion in 2011
Table 3-1: U.S. PPE Market Size, 2008 - 2009 (US $ million)
Figure 3-1: U.S. Market for Personal Protective Equipment, 2002 through 2011 (in million $)
Table 3-2: U.S. Market for Personal Protective Equipment, year-to-year change 2002 through 2011
Table 3-3: Historical PPE Sales for the period from 2007 through 2011 (US $ millions)
Table 3-4: Year-to-year sales growth by category 2007 through 2011 (%)
Table 3-5: Market share for each PPE category from 2007 through 2011
Table 3-6: U.S. Shipments body protection/clothing for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-7: Percent change in U.S. shipments of body protection/clothing year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-8: U.S. Shipments hand & foot protection for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-9: Percent change in U.S. shipments of hand & foot protection year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-10: U.S. Shipments head & face protection for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-11: Percent change in U.S. shipments of head & face protection year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-12: U.S Shipments respiratory protection for the period 2007 through 2011 (US $ million)
Table 3-13: Percent change in U.S. shipments of respiratory protection year-to-year for the period 2007 through 2011
Figure 3-2: Projected U.S. PPE sales growth from 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
Table 3-14: Projected year-to-year sales growth for the period 2012 through 2022 (%)
Table 3-15: Projected sales growth in dollar volume by category for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
Table 3-16: Projected year-to-year sales growth by category for the period 2012 through 2022 (%)
Table 3-17: Projected changes in market share by category for the period 2012 through 2022 (%)
Table 3-18: Projected U.S. shipments of body protection/clothing for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
Table 3-19: Projected U.S. shipments of hand & foot protection for the period 2012 through 2022
Table 3-20: Project U.S. shipments of head & face protection for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)
Table 3-21: Projected U.S shipments of respiratory protection for the period 2012 through 2022 (US $ million)


Chapter 4 Trends
Economic Factors
Table 4-1: Change in GDP, 2001 - 2011
Global Economic Factors
Table 4-2: Historical and forecast global real gross domestic product (percentage change over previous period)
Rising Manufacturing Costs
Commodity Price Increases
Figure 4-1: 13-month percentage changes in coarse wool prices
Figure 4-2: 13-month percentage changes in fine wool prices
Figure 4-3: 13-month percentage changes in cotton prices
Figure 4-4: 13-month percentage changes in leather hide prices
Figure 4-5: 13-Month Percentage Changes in Plastic Prices
Figure 4-6: 13-Month Percentage Changes in Rubber Prices
Producer Price Index
Table 4-3: 2002 through 2011 Historical Produce Price Index – Commodities (1-month percent change)
Labor Costs
Employment Trends in Key PPE Markets
Table 4-4: Total Employment by Selected Occupation Sectors 2010 and Projected Employment in 2020 (in thousands)
Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Trends
Table 4-5: Summary of Private Industry Incident Rates (Source: BLS)
Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
Table 4-6: Number of recordable cases, 2008 – 2010
Table 4-7: Leading event or exposure for selected occupations, all ownerships, 2010
Table 4-8: Selected part of body median days away from work
Table 4-9: 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
Figure 4-7: Average Annual Increase in Family Health Insurance Premiums Compared to Other Indicators, 2000 – 2011.
Figure 4-8: Cumulative Increases in Health Insurance Premiums, Workers’ Contributions to Premiums, Inflation, and Workers’ Earnings, 1999–2011.
Table 4-10: 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


Chapter 5 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 5-1: PPE Related Blogs
Governmental Agencies Promoting PPE
PPE- and Workplace Safety-related organizations
Table 5-2: PPE Industry Organizations and Trade Associations
Trade Shows
Table 5-3: Upcoming Safety Conferences and Expos, 2012-2013
Limited Promotion
Educating Distributors and Consumers
Marketing Safety to the Consumer


Chapter 6
End-User Segments Analysis
Overview
PPE in the Workplace
Understanding Demand for PPE in the Workplace
Table 6-1: Top 10 Most Common Injuries at Work
Table 6-2: Injury and Degree of Mitigation through PPE
Table 6-3: Median days away from work, number of incidents, and incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry 2010
Table 6-4: Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected nature of injury, 2010
Table 6-5: Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by major private industry sector and selected case types, 2008-2010
Figure 6-1: Occupational injuries and illnesses: industry data, 2003 – 2010 (thousands) (total private industry)
Figure 6-2: Cases involving days away from work (thousands) (total private industry)
Figure 6-3: Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: sprains, strains and tears, 2003-2010 (thousands) (total private industry)
Figure 6-4: Nonfatal cases involving days away from work: back, including spine, spinal cord (thousands), 2003-2010 (total private industry)
Figure 6-5: Nonfatal cases involving falls, 2003-2012 (thousands) (total private industry)
Overview of the Four Key Sectors
Natural Resources & Mining Sector
Growth Potential
Figure 6-6: Number of persons employed in coal mining 1985 through 2010 (thousands)
Figure 6-7: Natural Resources & Mining Employment (thousands), 2002 through 2012
Figure 6-8: Number of Establishments in the Natural Resources & Mining Supersector (thousands), 2001 to 2010
A Closer Look at Mining
Table 6-6: 2006 through 2011 Coal Mining Fatalities
Table 6-7: 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 6-8: 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
Figure 6-9: Construction Employment 2002 through 2011 (thousands)
Construction Industry Growth Outlook
Table 6-9: U.S. Total Construction Spending (US $ billion)
Manufacturing
Manufacturing sector trends
Figure 6-10: Manufacturing Employment 2002 through 2011
Figure 6-11: Number of Private Manufacturing Establishments 2001 through 2011
Figure 6-12: Manufacturing Sector Gross Job Gains (in thousands) 2001 through 2011
Key Industries Within the Manufacturing Supersector
Automotive
Figure 6-13: Motor Vehicle Assemblies January 2007 through January 2012 (SAAR, mil. Units)
Diverse Working Conditions, Diverse PPE Needs
Table 6-10: Protective Service Occupations
Protective Service Occupations
Correctional officers
Work environment
Employment
Key PPE equipment
Firefighters
Work environment
Table 6-11: 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
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
Mergers & Acquisitions
Table 7-1 PPE Industry, Profiled Companies
3M
Corporate Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-2 3M Product and Brand Portfolio for Personal Protective Equipment
Performance
Table 7-3: Consolidated Statement of Income, 3M company and Subsidiaries
Year 2012 Results
Year 2011 Results
Year 2010 Results
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Disposable Protective Apparel
Infection Control
Table 7-4 AlphaProTech Product Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-5 Ansell Product Portfolio
Company news
Performance
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Avon Protection Systems Inc
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-6 Avon Protection Product Portfolio
Company News
Performance
Table 7-7 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 7-8 Draeger Product Portfolio
Performance
Table 7-9 Financial Performance for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2010 and 2011.
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
E.D. Bullard Company
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-10 Bullard Product Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Gateway Safety Inc
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-11 Gateway Product Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel changes
Honeywell
Company Background
Table 7-12 Honeywell Business Units with Descriptions
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-13 Honeywell Product and Brand Portfolio for Personal Protective Equipment
Performance
Table 7-14 Financial Performance
Table 7-15 Comparative Financial Performance
2011 compared with 2010
2010 compared with 2009
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Kimberly-Clark Corp./ Professional Safety Division
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-16 Kimberly-Clark Product Portfolio
Performance
Table 7-17 Kimberly-Clark Financial Performance, 2009 – 2011
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Lakeland Industries, Inc.
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-18 Lakeland Industries Product and Brand Portfolio
Performance
Table 7-19 Financial Performance (years ended January 31)
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Louis M Gerson Co Inc
Company Background
Product and Brands Portfolio
Table 7-20 Gerson Product Portfolio, PPE
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
MCR Safety
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-21 MCR Safety Product Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Mine Safety Appliances Company / Safety Products Division
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-22 Mine Safety Products and Brands
Company Performance
Table 7-23 Mine Safety Financial Data, 2009-2011 (year ended December 31)
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Moldex-Metric, Inc.
Company Background
Product Portfolio
Table 7-24 Moldex-Metric Product and Brands Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Point Blank Solutions, Inc.
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-25 Point Blank Enterprises Product Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Saf –T-Gard International
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-26 SAF-T-GARD Product Portfolio
Performance
Company News
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Scott Health & Safety
Company Background
Product and Brands Portfolio
Table 7-27 Scott Safety Product Portfolio, Respiratory Protection
Performance
Table 7-28 Scott Safety Financial Performance, 2009 - 2011
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Wells Lamont Industry Group
Company Background
Product and Brand Portfolio
Table 7-29 Wells Lamont Product Portfolia
Performance
Company News
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Innovation
Outlook
Personnel Changes
Summary