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PPE needs to be designed with female anatomy in mind, ministers urged.

Ms Hardy suggest that the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Protected Characteristics) Bill, which would require employers to ensure that PPE provided at work to people with certain protected characteristics is suitable for the wearer.


Ms Hardy outlined some of the issues that occur when women wear “ill-fitting” PPE designed for men. She said: “Ill-fitting PPE was found to cause a range of health and safety issues which included increased slip, trips and falls, increased risk of entanglement, limited range of motion, decreased dexterity from gloves, impaired vision from safety glasses.


It is important that PPE should be designed with the wearer in mind. What are your thoughts?




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