Thousands of preventable workplace accidents occur every year. So, it’s no surprise the personal protective equipment market is expanding as employers and governments become more cognizant of worker safety.

The most recent statistics available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show fewer than 20 percent of workers who sustained head injuries wore hard hats, just over 20 percent of workers with foot injuries wore safety shoes or boots and only 40 percent of the workers with eye injuries wore eye protection.