Increase in focus toward worker safety in construction & manufacturing sectors is a major driving factor for industrial safety footwear market. The growth in construction safety requirements that are driven by an increase in the number of accidents at worksites is likely to influence the adoption of safety footwear, which would improve occupational protection and expedite the industry trends.

Specialized footwear worn in factories are chosen for averting hazards and injuries, including exposure to thermal factors, contact with chemical agents, stepping on pointed objects and contact with rolling objects. Practices and conventions regarding safety concerns & worker health, which includes total quality management (TQM) have indeed surged the demand for safety footwear at the workplace.


What are some of the most important drivers of this market?

Recently, most of industrial manufacturers are turning proactive regarding the safety of workers at workplace. Stringent regulatory guidelines in the U.K. and U.S. have led to companies strictly adhering to rules and regulations for avoiding occupational hazards. These hazards involve major losses in terms of infrastructure damage, legal issues, costs, work disturbance as well as reimbursement to the family. Given that personal protective equipment plays a vital role in avoiding these hazards, companies have been robustly propagating their deployment, which would drive the industrial safety footwear market.

What is the scope of waterproof safety products in this market?

In 2017, the waterproof industrial safety footwear market size was pegged at more than US$390 million. Waterproof shoes are designed with a membrane tape and manufactured for protecting the feet from getting wet when they comes in contact with water. These shoes have improved technology in working with leathers, are comfortable owing to Gore-Tex patent expiration and come with a low price tag, which would serve to impel the waterproof industrial safety footwear industry growth over 2018-2024.

How will the manufacturing sector serve to expedite the growth of this market?

As per estimates, industrial safety footwear market size from manufacturing applications would register substantial gains of more than 5.5% over 2018-2024, primarily driven by the fact that boots used across the manufacturing companies need to be chemical and water resistant. They also require special absorbing and anti-slip shock soles for prevention of industrial fatalities. The widespread expanse of the manufacturing sector worldwide would also help augment industrial safety footwear market share from manufacturing applications.

Which region would emerge most profitable in this industry by 2024?

The United States industrial safety footwear market size is estimated to surpass US$2 billion by the year 2024 due to an increase in the demand for safety products across the mining, construction, oil & gas and pharmaceutical industries. Growing instances of fatal accidents at the workplace have underlined the significance of PPE usage mainly in transport, food, oil & gas, construction and pharmaceutical industries which would expedite the regional industrial safety footwear market.

Honeywell International, W.L Gore, Simon, COFRA and JAL group are the key players in this industry. Most of the manufacturers are developing new products for consolidating their stance in the overall industrial safety footwear market.

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