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May 23

Women put at risk by ill-fitting safety gear

  • Tue 23rd May 2017
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

lll-fitting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that isn’t designed to protect women workers can get in the way of them doing their job safely, according to a new report published by the TUC. The report, Personal protective equipment and women, reveals that despite a legal duty to provide the correct PPE to staff free of charge, only three in ten women (29%) told researchers that the PPE they wear to keep them safe at work is specifically designed for women.