Personal protective equipment is designed for men. This means it can be hard for women to get PPE that fits appropriately.
As part of CUPE’s ongoing work on this issue, the Health and Safety Branch is asking all members who use PPE at work to fill out a new survey from the Canadian Standards Association. The survey is part of a research project on whether work-mandated PPE is meeting the needs of Canadian women. The findings of the project will be used to update PPE standards.