When the risk factors are known, one is often faced with too many solutions. What product is the best suited for a particular application? Which brand do we buy?
In selecting a product we need to keep in mind that it is first and foremost a legal duty to protect workers from harm. But, going all out cheap and nasty, is only satisfying the tickbox requirements of the safety department.
Using technical specifications is more effective in making the optimal decision for the right reasons. Then, and only then, can we look at fashionable, comfort and “cool”.