Kevin J. Harrigan | July 14, 2022

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical to employee safety. Although safety policies and procedures to prevent accidents are the best means to ensure worker safety, PPE remains an important part of risk mitigation. In most industrialized nations, employers are required to assess workplace hazards and train and outfit employees with the necessary attire.

PPE is usually application or industry specific, so suppliers and buyers should ensure that their safety clothing meets or exceeds the specifications outlined by regulatory agencies and industrial standards. This can be additionally confusing due to the diverse array of materials, manufacturing techniques and anatomical requirements.

The following infographic depicts the most common types of materials and protection required, which should be a helpful reference before enlisting the services of a leading PPE supplier.

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