At many companies, employees are allowed to choose from different types of safety footwear, because it needs to be comfortable to wear, as well as preferably being robust and a little bit fashionable too. That makes it that little bit easier to accept. With respiratory protection, the opposite is true. Employees often have no choice of respiratory protection whatsoever, with them often having to wear something that someone else has bought, with or without complaining. And that isn’t good at all.