Industry is a hazardous place and workers need protection from the dangers posed by impacts, dust, gases, fire, and all the other threats they face. Operators must therefore wear personal protective equipment (steel toecap boots, safety shoes, mechanical protection gloves, goggles, construction helmets and ear defenders) in order to stay safe while accomplishing their mission. But it is not often easy to choose the right PPE in front of a multitude of manufacturers. We have thus produced several buying guides with tips and recommendations to help you make the right purchasing decision.
Hicham Dhouibi, Monica Hutchings, and Camille Rustici contributed to these buying guides.
DirectIndustry offers a free online buying guide service to advise you on what you need to know before you buy a product or request a quote. The goal is to give business leaders, industrial buyers, and decision-makers detailed descriptions, key criteria, standards, and prices of industrial products to facilitate your comparison of quotes and your choice of suppliers in order to make the right purchasing decision. Our buying guides are written by our professional journalists and in-house industry analysts in an independent and impartial way. None of the content is sponsored or promotional.
Safety helmets are personal protective equipment designed to protect the upper part of workers’ heads from falling or flying objects, impact, burns, and electrical hazards. In the construction and mining industries, workers must be equipped with safety helmets.
- HOW TO CHOOSE A SAFETY HELMET?
- WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SAFETY HELMETS?
- WHAT IS A SAFETY HELMET MADE OF?
- WHAT ARE THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS FOR SAFETY HELMETS?
- WHAT ARE THE CLASSES OF PROTECTION IN NORTH AMERICA?
Safety shoes allow you to work safely without sacrificing comfort. Today, most working environments require special attention, and for this reason, companies are increasingly obliged to comply with norms that require the use of safety shoes!
- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SAFETY SHOES?
- WHY WEAR SAFETY SHOES?
- WHICH SAFETY SHOES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
- WHAT ARE THE WORK, SAFETY AND PROTECTIVE SHOE NORMS?
- WHAT KIND OF SHOES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR MY WORK ENVIRONMENT?
- AVERAGE PRICE OBSERVED
Gloves are protective equipment whose purpose is to cover and protect the operator’s hands. Gloves have a wide variety of industrial applications: handling, thermal protection, protection against the cold, dielectric and chemical materials, cuts, etc.