Men and women come in all different shapes and sizes. So does personal protective equipment (PPE), yet too often, workers find themselves wearing ill-fitting protective gear that may be, at best, uncomfortable and at worst, dangerous.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is reminding employers that properly fitting PPE is vital to workplace safety. Why do so many workers end up in protective garments that don’t fit them? The problem, according to the ISEA, is that some employers find it easier to order one or two common sizes in bulk — often Large or XL — without regard for physical variations in employees.