The global head, eye, and face protection market is driven by rising safety concerns at the workplace. Government regulation also mandates the usage and province of safety gear so at to avoid hazards and life loss. Since workplaces are prone to human negligence and technical errors, workers are vulnerable to injuries and life loss. This creates immense stress and anxiety among workers, that their capability to work is severely affected. Also, with rising secondary sector, especially in developing countries, may increase workplace hazards. However, the head, eye, and face protecting gears may decrease the risk and damage from these hazards, safeguarding the workers. Hence, governments are binding the employers to provide necessary safety gear to their employees. High penalties are charged to employers who do not implement or follow these rules and regulations.
Based on End-Users Industry, Extraction and Construction Industries Are More Vulnerable to Workplace Hazards
Based on the End-user industry, the extraction and construction industry are more prone to workplace physical and ergonomic hazards. Involvement of heavy machinery along with higher episodes of human negligence such as trips and falls, noise and slips, and vibrations are the prime reason for workplace accidents in these industries. As reported by the USA Department of Labor, preventable injuries, caused due to trips, slips, and falls increased in 2019, with a jump of 11%, to 880 injured persons. . the report further extends fatal occupational injuries increased by 2%, was recorded 5,333 in 2019, as compared with 5,250 in the year 2018. Also, fatalities among workers more than 50 years of age have increased by 8%. Fatalities in the private construction industry reached the highest in 2019 with 1,005 injuries. Hence, the construction and extraction industries are a promising market for the head, eye, and face protection market. Government and Industrial regulations seem to support the market growth by mandating the use of safety gears. Wearing helmets, for instance, are compulsory at construction sites and extraction sites.
The pharmaceutical and chemical industry will grow at an exponential level, owing to the usage of sensitive raw material, which can cause fatal damage to individuals and mass, especially post coronavirus pandemic. These industries are highly prone to chemical and biological hazards, leading to the spread of bacteria and viruses. Biological and Chemical hazardous substance alone causes 651,279 deaths in one year. The Department of Labor, USA reports states that exposure to harmful chemicals resulted in 313 deaths in the country, in the year 2019, which is the highest recorded death in the chemical segment, post-2011. Further, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a prime example of a catastrophe that can be caused by biological negligence.
As per a study published by the International Labor Organization (ILO), in a year, around 2.3 million people get succumb to a workplace hazard, including deaths and injuries. This corresponds with 6000 deaths per day due to workplace hazards. With 340 million annual occupational accidents, 160 million people severely suffer from illness. Moreover, the National Safety Council, USA, reports 5,147 fatal injuries in the year 2017 with an increase in preventable death from 4.398 in 2016 to 4.141 in the year 2017. Both, the government and respective industries implement strict rules to decrease workplace hazard episodes. This includes mandating face and eye protection gears in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry.
Head, Eye, and Face Protection Gears
The report segments the market into head protection, eye protection, and face protection equipment. Head protection is quite crucial in the construction and extraction industry. The extraction industry includes mining industries, oil and gases, and others. Moreover, eye protection is required to keep dust and dirt away from sensitive eye parts. Falls and slips due to human negligence are quite common at the construction site. It may injure a person severely if some heavy tool such as a hammer or screw-driver lands on some worker’s head. Hence headgears like helmets play a crucial role in protecting the worker.
Eye and face protection equipment plays a crucial role in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry to safeguard sensitive organs such as the eye, nose, ears, and mouth from toxic airborne substances. These protection gears also prevent bacteria or viruses to enter the body, reducing the risk of biological hazards.
The Asia Pacific Region Is Predicted to Show the Fastest Growth Rate in the Market for Head, Eye, and Face Protection Gadgets
The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to undergo an exponential growth in the market, along with a fastest-growing CAGR. The prime driver of the market in this region is the rapidly developing industrial sector and robust growth in the construction industry. India, China, South Korea, and others, are expected to undergo sector transformation, as a result of the development of the manufacturing sector. This secondary sector surge is expected to increase the demand for the head, eye, and face protection market as these are essential for the safety of workers.
The robust growing construction industry will also increase the demand for the safety gear market. The key driver increasing the demand in the construction industry is the growing population in the region which is demanding buildings for residential accommodation, especially in India and China. A stable pharmaceutical and chemical industry will significantly increase the demand for eye and face protection gear. Moreover, several new labor laws are empowering workers and emphasizing the need for a safer environment. The India Occupation, Health, and Working Condition Code Bill, 2020, implement the development of a safer environment for workers. This includes providing essential safety gear while working.
The coronavirus pandemic positively impacted the eye and face protection market. Usage of face masks and other gears was recommended and mandated to limit the spread of the virus. A surge in the pharmaceutical industry also increased the demand. However, a halt in the extraction and construction industry did decrease the demand for head-protecting equipment.