Protective working clothing became obligatory with the German PSA-employment regulation of 20 December 1966. Individual personal protective equipment (PPE) offers working protection for employees with special health needs. Eye protection, hearing protection, and safety shoes are part of the mandatory PPE; however they will only be worn reliably when accepted by the workforce. Individual protective equipment is manufactured specially for each worker, the cost can be borne by the social pension fund. uvex offers individual PPE in the categories optics, earmolds, and orthopedic footwear.