Having a Personal Safety Equipment Policy in your business goes a long way to prevent excessive purchasing.
From experience we know that what the one worker has, the next will want.
Unless it is standard issue work wear like overalls, safety boots and hard hats, not all employees “need” additional equipment. This will depend on their jobs, their work environment and their exposure to hazards.
A properly structured, communicated and enforced PSE Policy coupled with a disciplined issue and replacement system will save you in the long run.