Recently Jarrett Milligan, vice president of environmental, health and safety (EHS) program for the northeast region's building operations at Skanska, wrote the following article on their launch of tailor-made PPE to better fit the need of the female workforce: https://www.usa.skanska.com/who-we-are/media/constructive-thinking/launching-tailor-made-ppe-for-our-female-workforce-nationwide/
In the article, he notes the danger that ill-fitting PPE can be: "This can lead to a variety of concerns, most importantly that of safety. If gloves are too large, an individual's dexterity is reduced and they cannot properly grasp onto things. Long and baggy vests are more likely to catch or snag on handrails, doors, and equipment."
I have experience with this topic first-hand when I went to buy my first pair of work boots! To get properly fitting boots in a store, I had to get a size 5.5 from the boy's section. (Thankfully I now have options like Red Wing and other shoe stores to buy in women's boots in store and many more options online)Additional article on the topic: https://www.bdcnetwork.com/skanska-designs-personal-protective-equipment-tailor-made-female-workforce?
Excited to hear your thoughts on the topic or if you having similar experiences of what you did to find proper fitting PPE.