GirlzGear is a popular assembly of protective wear designed to help female workers who struggle with improperly fitting safety equipment – such as eyewear that slips off or pinches. In a June 2014 article, “Women and PPE: Finding the right fit,” Safety and Health magazine recently reconfirmed that personal protective equipment (PPE) often does not fit women properly or comfortably if it is generically sized.* Ill-fitting protective equipment can be a critical compliance concern, since PPE products are much more likely to be removed or not donned in the first place if the items are uncomfortable, inadequate, or just do not fit.
GirlzGear safety products speak to the need for different equipment for women, and are offered in more sizes to fit the female frame. Additional color options and styles help appeal to a broader audience as well. This is an on-trend development that employers are embracing – the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) reports that many employers now provide a full range of sizes for PPE.
Parallax broadens the assortment of safety products offered for women, beyond more traditional, basic styles. Its temples feature two parallel pieces – the top with a more rigid component to provide stability, and a lower component made from a flexible polymer to act as a cushion, relieving pinch points behind the ear. The contrasting colors between the two parts give it a one-of-a-kind appearance. Parallax meets ANSI Z87.1+, CSA Z94.3 and the ballistic impact resistance requirements for eyewear in U.S. Military Performance Specification MIL PRF-31013.
“Parallax is a perfect addition to GirlzGear. It’s a modern style, with unique color combinations, that appeals to a wide audience,” said marketing manager Katie Mielcarek. “Women will find these glasses not only stylish but, with a patented temple design to alleviate discomfort behind the ears, ultra-comfortable, too.”
In addition to Parallax, the growing line of GirlzGear eyewear choices now includes StarLite®SM and Scorpion®SM, two products that are sized 10 percent smaller. Additionally, StarLite Gumballs®, Metro®safety glasses and Serpent®safety helmets all come in attractive, stylish colors.
About Gateway Safety, Inc.
For more than 70 years, Gateway Safety has been designing and manufacturing award-winning, cost-effective safety products in eye, face, head, hearing, and respiratory protection. Gateway Safety works hard to provide personal protective equipment that workers want to wear – helping companies increase safety compliance, improve the overall welfare of their employees, and reduce the high costs associated with workplace injuries. With many products independently certified to meet ANSIand CSAstandards, Gateway Safety ensures its products are safe, durable, and of the highest quality. For more information, contact: Gateway Safety, Inc., 11111 Memphis Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Phone: 800-822-5347; Fax: 216-889-1200; www.GatewaySafety.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.